Sports law

Sports lawyer Patrick Conliffe to lead Quantum Sport Ireland

Sports lawyer Patrick Conliffe has been appointed to lead the new Dublin office of sports management company Quantum Sport.

Published 13 January 2021

England: Former rugby players plan group litigation over concussions

More than 70 former rugby players including former England and Wales internationals are planning to launch group litigation over the long-term effects of concussions they suffered during their sports careers.

Published 8 December 2020

Sports federation appoints Susan Ahern as first independent judicial chair

Irish barrister Susan Ahern has been appointed as the first independent judicial chair of the International Wheelchair Rugby Federation (IWRF).

Published 1 December 2020

Sport Ireland chief to address sports lawyers on anti-doping

Sport Ireland chief executive John Treacy is set to address lawyers at the Sports Law Bar Association's (SLBA) winter webinar next week.

Published 27 November 2020

Leo Moore: The return of the live injunction

Leo Moore, partner at William Fry, examines a recent High Court decision and the potential implications for IP rights in sport.

Published 16 July 2020

Michael Beloff QC delivers keynote at eighth annual sports law conference

One of the world's leading sports law specialists, Michael Beloff QC, addressed Northern Ireland lawyers at the eighth annual sports law conference at Law Society House.

Published 22 November 2019

BLM partner urges sporting bodies to take steps to protect against allegations of abuse

Risk and insurance law specialists BLM, with offices in Belfast and Dublin, has warned that sporting bodies are leaving themselves vulnerable to claims of sexual misconduct by not taking the necessary steps to protect against allegations of abuse.

Published 11 September 2019

Sports law expert to deliver Limerick seminar on ticket touting

Sports law expert Professor Mark James of Manchester Law School will deliver a seminar on ticket touting in Limerick this week.

Published 20 May 2019

Dublin solicitor Ciaran Kirwan elected chair of Irish Athletic Boxing Association

Dublin solicitor Ciaran Kirwan has been elected chair of the Board of Directors of the Irish Athletic Boxing Association (IABA).

Published 8 May 2019

O'Reilly Stewart Solicitors to continue sponsorship of Cycling Ulster

Belfast firm O'Reilly Stewart Solicitors will continue its sponsorship of Cycling Ulster's racing kit for the 2019 and 2020 seasons.

Published 25 March 2019

Sports law conference to tackle eSports, media rights, betting and welfare

Leading sports law practitioners from around the world are set to gather in Dublin next week for a major one-day conference.

Published 1 February 2019