Sports

Stewart-Moore Solicitors has long been involved in disputes under the rules of various sports regulation bodies particularly within the world of horse racing. We have also brought Court proceedings against regulating bodies on behalf of several of our clients.

In addition we regularly advise organisations within the horse racing industry on regulatory matters as well as various commercial matters including media rights agreements, sponsorship agreements and horse racing fixture sales agreements and employment issues.

Recent highlights of our work include (please click on the case for links to relevant media coverage):

  • successfully resisting a claim for disclosure of  our client’s telephone records made by the British Horseracing Authority under the Norwich Pharmacal jurisdiction in relation to a BHA investigation into corrupt and fraudulent practices
  • representing various jockeys in relation to riding offences including Mickael Barcelona, Robert Winston, Eddie Ahern, Kirsty Milczarek and Adam Kirby as well as trainers Willie Musson and Michael Wigham in relation to allegations of failing to run a horse on its merits
  • representing Dean McKewan for running and riding offences in proceedings before the BHA and subsequently taking the BHA to judicial review