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Burges Salmon LLP handles an array of regulatory matters including anti-doping and financial regulation concerning football, motorsport and horse sports. Jeremy Dickerson now heads the practice following Mark Gay’s departure to Hamlins LLP. Saudi Equestrian Team and Newbury Racecourse are clients.

Ashfords LLP excels in disciplinary and regulatory horseracing matters. Former professional jockey Rory Mac Neice is noted for his ‘quality advice’ on doping and race fixing.

Clarke Willmott LLP handles employment-related issues affecting a range of sports including rugby and cricket. The practice also undertakes litigation, corporate, commercial, IP and property-related work. Kevin Jones advises on employment terms and exit arrangements.

Foot Anstey’s clients include the Football Safety Officers Association and Bath Racecourse. Chris Pritchett and Jonathan Oddy lead the practice, which includes Neil Parkes, who joined from Wiggin LLP.

Thrings LLP works on venue agreements, stadium developments, brand protection and disciplinary cases. Andy Braithwaite is recommended.

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