Sports law CV

A rugby player at school and university, I have been an amateur bobsleigher for a number of years competing at National Championship level. In 1998 I was asked to review the British Bobsleigh Association anti-doping and disciplinary procedures. I re-drafted the disciplinary code and this was adopted by the BBA and used as a template by other sports bodies. Thereafter I have continued to review anti-doping and disciplinary procedures and make proposals and amendments where necessary. In about 2000 I was appointed as legal affairs director of the BBA, a position I held for ten years. Although stepping down from the board (by rotation) I remain a legal advisor to the Association. In this role I have had conduct of BBA legal affairs and have been involved in anti-doping and other disciplinary matters. I have also been responsible for the formulation and drafting of: • Athlete’s agreements • Selection policies and procedures • Sponsorship agreements • Image rights • Media and marketing agreements (including television/film contracts) • R & D and intellectual property agreements I have acted for athletes and commercial sports teams in both Judicial Review and disciplinary proceedings. I am on the Sports Disputes Resolutions panel of approved lawyers to provide pro bono advice to athletes who are accused of anti-doping or other disciplinary offences. I have experience of working with the BOA, UK Sport and UK Anti-doping. I have experience as a tribunal Chairman and have chaired Olympic selection appeals.