Governing bodies and teams will usually have rules; regulations; and sanctions governing their particular sport. It is therefore important that all of these elements are lawful, so that each stakeholder is represented fairly.
Members of Mercantile Barristers are experienced in advising clients on a variety of sporting regulatory and disciplinary matters and have advised governing bodies, player associations and participants on a variety of issues including drafting and amending of constitutions, disciplinary hearings and appeals and advocating in sports specialist arbitration panels.
Our approach to legal practice is always to articulate creative and value-adding solutions for clients whilst delivering timely, efficient and affordable professional services. All clients conduct their affairs within a legal context and Mercantile Barristers’ role is to advise on the conduct of their transactions and affairs in ways that avoid conflict and disputes.
However, should a dispute become inevitable, then our prior engagement would have assured that all the necessary precautions have been taken and mitigating steps adopted. Thus, clients will begin any dispute resolution in a strong position to achieve their desired objectives.
Whether by adjudication, arbitration, litigation, members at Mercantile Barristers will adopt a firm, swift and decisive approach to achieve the best possible results for clients within the shortest possible time. We recognise that no two cases are the same, so we will adapt our style to suit the occasion.