Sport

As a partner in a firm with a national reputation regarding sports law, Neil has been actively involved in cases relating to football, cricket, boxing, athletics and swimming. While sitting as the Chairman of the Football Disciplinary Commission of the Football League, Neil has dealt with cases relating to club finance, player contracts, fielding of ineligible players and supporter conduct and safety issues. Examples of recent cases as mediator include:

  • A dispute relating to the contractual arrangements between a football manager and a high profile football club.
  • A claim by an athlete that he was subjected to bullying and discrimination while training at the Centre of Excellence for the sport.
  • A dispute regarding the governing bodies of a high profile sport.
  • A dispute between members of a national sports team regarding team selection.