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Leading Silks

Christopher Quinlan KCGuildhall Chambers ‘He is a vastly experienced criminal advocate who is also outstanding at representing clients at sports disciplinary tribunals. His considerable experience as a tribunal chair and part-time judge have given him a very sharp instinct into how to best advise a client facing disciplinary issues.’ 
Richard Smith KCGuildhall Chambers ‘Richard’s vast experience and deep knowledge of sports, especially rugby, combined with his fine judgement makes him a leading sports law silk in England and Wales.’

Leading Juniors

Samuel JonesGuildhall Chambers ‘Samuel is a persuasive advocate who combines his passion for sport with his experience to the advantage of his clients. He is a leading sports junior in England and Wales.’ 

Sport in Regional Bar

Guildhall Chambers

With ‘an unrivalled spread of sports workGuildhall Chambers is a leading set both on the Western Circuit and nationally. Christopher Quinlan KC chaired the FA disciplinary tribunal after Cristiano Ronaldo knocked a mobile phone from the hands of a teenage spectator, as well as continuing to oversee the British Gymnastics independent complaints process, concerning allegations by a number of gymnasts of mistreatment, sexual abuse, physical abuse, bullying, harassment, and discrimination. Richard Smith KC and Samuel Jones are both notable for their rugby work, Jones having represented a number of Bath Rugby and Bristol Bears players.

Key clients

‘Joe Stayte is very responsive, proactive, and always happy to assist, even at very short notice. The go-to clerk at Guildhall.’

‘This set has an unrivalled spread of sports work, whether you are looking in London or the provinces.’

‘Guildhall Chambers is a go-to set; a very good chambers with a lot of strength in depth in all areas and at all levels. The quality of work across chambers is always consistently strong.’

‘Clerks are efficient & helpful.’