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Leading Silks

Christopher Quinlan KCGuildhall ChambersA vastly knowledgeable and sagacious silk. His combination of razor-sharp wit and Judicial Panel Chair sports experience is unmatched.’
Richard Smith KC - Guildhall ChambersRichard is the pre-eminent barrister before rugby disciplinary tribunals. He has a deep knowledge of the sport and understanding of the regulatory regime. He is always a master of his brief, in command of the relevant law and persuasive.'

Leading Juniors

Samuel Jones - Guildhall Chambers 'A persuasive and passionate barrister, who fights earnestly for clients.'

Sport in Regional Bar

Guildhall Chambers

Highly regarded for its longstanding expertise in handling a range of sports law matters on the Western circuit, Guildhall Chambers‘ team is led by Christopher Quinlan KC, who stands out as ‘one of the leading sports barristers in the UK‘. Richard Smith KC is widely recognised for his specialisation in rugby discipline matters, and was appointed as counsel to the 2021 British and Irish Lions tour of South Africa. At the junior end of chambers, Samuel Jones represented Bath Rugby in a disciplinary case involving England winger Anthony Watson, who had criticised a referee’s decision on his Twitter account; Watson received a one-week suspended ban.



Very strong in the sports sector.’


Extremely efficient.’