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4 New Square

Sport

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4 New Square is a well-resourced set known for its broad offering of sports law services. The set is known for its extensive representation of sports governing bodies, agents, individual athletes and other related organisations. The barristers are able to support both domestic and foreign clients at all levels of the UK court system and regularly appear in the Court of Arbitration for Sport in Switzerland. Members have deep knowledge of the legal issues arising in many sports, including football, cricket, horse racing, boxing, rugby, cycling and athletics. Recent cases handled by the barristers include those relating to betting regulations, anti-doping issues, rule breaches, professional misconduct and disqualifications.

Client service:

"4 New Square is very well organised, cooperative and helpful." "The clerking is first rate. They are incredibly responsive and easy to work with." Lizzy Stewart is the senior clerk and CEO.

Strengths:

Daniel Saoul QC
Frequently instructed in disciplinary and governance matters in a broad range of sports, with a strong reputation in anti-doping cases. He is widely praised for his client service skills. He has recently been involved in disputes relating to funding by, and alleged corruption in, governing bodies.
"He is an excellent advocate and a meticulous barrister." "Dan is extremely knowledgeable and provides pragmatic solutions to the issues."
Recent work: Acted in a dispute between boxer-turned-manager Barry McGuigan and Chantelle Cameron, a boxer formerly under McGuigan's management. Both parties made allegations of breaches of contract in a hearing before the British Board of Boxing Control.

Strengths:

Graeme McPherson QC
Admired for his remarkable expertise in horse racing and its regulations, Graeme McPherson QC has an excellent track record acting in disciplinary hearings. He also advises on rugby-related matters. He regularly sits as a Rule K arbitrator in football disputes.
"He is outstanding, he realises the details."
Recent work: Represented Frankie Dettori in disciplinary proceedings brought by the British Horseracing Authority arising out of improper riding at Newmarket.

Strengths:

Kendrah Potts
A standout junior who hit the ground running following her transition from solicitor to barrister. She is widely respected in the sports sector and has experience in anti-doping, match fixing and other regulatory matters. She is knowledgeable in football, tennis and athletics.
"She has a really good knowledge of sports and is punchy and to the point." "Kendrah is sensational."
Recent work: Acted for Daniel Sturridge in his defence of charges brought by the FA regarding alleged breaches of betting regulations.

Strengths:

Richard Liddell QC
He receives noteworthy plaudits for his expertise in sport-related professional negligence disputes and a range of regulatory matters, frequently acting in anti-doping disciplinary proceedings. His practice sees him handle high-profile football, rugby, eventing and athletics cases.
"He has a great understanding of the world of sports disputes and he is able to draw on a host of past experience to help guide a case."
Recent work: Acted for the Cheltenham Hockey Club in its successful appeal against the decision by England Hockey to disqualify its under-18 boys team for fielding an ineligible player.

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Silks (QC)

London (Bar)

Sport


Daniel Saoul QC
Band 3
Graeme McPherson QC
Band 1
Richard Liddell QC
New Silks

Juniors

London (Bar)

Sport


Kendrah Potts
Band 1