Sport and Entertainment


We act for football clubs and players from the premier league down as well as for a diverse range of sports bodies and personalities.

These have included Chelsea, Spurs, Hull City and Newcastle, other domestic clubs such as Norwich and Middlesbrough, as well as for Seville in respect of team and employee moves.

We have handled discrimination and contract claim cases relating to players such as Sergei Rebrov and Kevin Keegan and other commercial agreements including investors in third party rights.Media expertise includes defamation, copyright, and passing off.

As well as acting for a number of media clients we also act as libel readers and advisers at national newspapers and magazines.

Our barristers for Sport & Entertainment




Robin Allen QC

Year of silk: 1995

Paul Epstein QC

Year of silk: 2006

Daphne Romney QC

Year of silk: 2009

Jacques Algazy QC*

Year of silk: 2012

Caspar Glyn QC

Year of silk: 2012

Jason Galbraith-Marten QC

Year of silk: 2014

Schona Jolly QC

Year of silk: 2017

Tom Coghlin QC

Year of silk: 2018

Declan O’Dempsey

Year of call: 1987

Paul Michell

Year of call: 1991

Nathaniel Caiden

Year of call: 2009

Tom Gillie

Year of call: 2013

Navid Pourghazi

Year of call: 2015

Jonathan Cook

Year of call: 2017

Catherine Meenan

Year of call: 2018

Andrew Rhodes (Pupil)

Year of call: 2015

Jonathan Mitchell QC

Year of call: 1979
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