Regulatory: Sports Regulation

QEB Hollis Whiteman has extended its regulatory and disciplinary muscle into the sporting world.

A team of experienced and knowledgeable members now offers specialist advice and advocacy in connection with the regulation of a number of different sports.

We have forged strong links with both the specialist solicitors in this field and the relevant sporting regulatory bodies.

Philip Evans has advised in relation to a number of appeals in professional regulation. Phil sits on tribunals convened by the Rugby Football Union at both first instance and at appellate level. He also acts as a judicial officer for the RFU.

We are delighted to announce that members of QEB Hollis Whiteman have recently been appointed to the Sports Resolutions panel of arbitrators and mediators.  Those appointed are eligible for appointment from the 3rd January 2012 and will run until the 31st March 2015.

David Jeremy QC has been approved by the British Equestrian Federation to sit as a Legally Qualified Chair.

Notable cases:

BHA -v- Jarvis (Alan) (2014)
Tim Naylor acted on behalf of the British Horseracing Authority against racehorse trainer Alan Jarvis.
Tim Naylor

BHA -v Arnold (Stephen) (2013)
Acted on behalf of the British Horseracing Authority against racehorse owner Stephen Arnold.
Tim Naylor

Ticket Sales - London 2012 Olympic Games (2012)
Advice to the Office of Fair Trading and assistance to the Metropolitan Police and the Serious Organised Crime Agency
Fallon Alexis

X v UK Athletics Selection Panel (2012)
Appeal to the UK Athletics appeal panel
Philip Evans | Tim Naylor

Barry Bannan (2011)
Aston Villa star given short driving ban and a small fine

RFU Panel Hearing: Marler & James (2011)
Joe Marler & Will James in RFU Panel hearing
Philip Evans

Manu Tuilagi banned (2011)
Leicester rugby centre banned
Philip Evans

Cricket Match Fixing Allegations (2010)
September 2010
Philip Evans


Criminal Prosecutions for Regulators
Selva Ramasamy examines how and why the issue of a criminal prosecution may arise, and the advantages and disadvantages of c 28.7.2009
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For more information on regulatory matters, please contact the clerks on 020 7933 8855 or