Kendrah Potts > 4 New Square Chambers > London, England > Lawyer Profile

4 New Square Chambers
4 New Square
LINCOLN'S INN
LONDON
WC2A 3RJ
England

Living Wage

Work Department

Domestic and international commercial litigation and arbitration. Sports law. Costs.

Position

Kendrah was called to the Bar after working as a solicitor for eleven years. She spent eight years at Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer, where she gained broad experience of High Court litigation, international arbitration and multi-jurisdictional disputes. She was a Partner and Head of Litigation at Onside Law before joining Mishcon de Reya as a Legal Director.

Kendrah has a broad commercial practice, advising on disputes across a wide range of industries. Many of her cases involve allegations of fraudulent conduct and have an international aspect.

Kendrah is instructed to act on high profile disputes in the sports industry representing athletes, clubs, sports governing bodies and agents before domestic and international tribunals and courts. Kendrah represents clients in disciplinary proceedings (including charges of match-fixing, doping and bringing the game into disrepute), as well as on commercial disputes.

In 2014 Kendrah was Legal Counsel to the international commission established by the Union Cycliste Internationale to investigate doping and related allegations of corruption and mismanagement in cycling. She also undertook a secondment to the London Organising Committee of the Olympic Games and Paralympic Games where she was the lead lawyer on sports integrity and anti-doping. Kendrah was appointed to the Challenge Panel advising the UK Government on its review of UK Anti-Doping in 2017.

Kendrah is on the arbitration and mediation panels of Sport Resolutions, the British Equestrian Federation and Union Cycliste Internationale. She is also an editor for LawInSport.

Career

Legal director, Mishcon de Reya LLP; Partner and Head of Dispute Resolution, Onside Law; Associate (Trainee), Freshfields

Languages

French; Spanish

Memberships

Commercial Fraud Lawyers Association

COMBAR

British Association for Sport and Law

Education

Oxford University (Law with French Law)

Lawyer Rankings

London Bar > Sport

(Leading Juniors)Ranked: Tier 1

Kendrah Potts4 New Square ‘Kendrah is a superstar. She is extremely clear, concise and thoughtful in the advice she provides.’

4 New Square acts for national and international sports governing bodies as well as clubs, agents, and athlete associations. The set covers the full gamut of sports law, including match-fixing, doping, selection disputes, governance, safeguarding, disciplinary cases and sports-related commercial and insurance issues. Graeme McPherson KC acted for the team of Dragon Symbol, including the 2021 champion jockey Oisin Murphy over the horse’s penalisation in the Commonwealth Cup at Ascot post-race, after winning the race on track, for making contact with another horse during the race. Daniel Saoul KC represented Chris Langridge and Marcus Ellis, two bronze medallists from the Rio 2016 Olympic Games, to challenge their non-selection by GB Badminton for the Tokyo 2020 Games. Richard Liddell KC is recognised for handling matters across the sports space as well as sitting as an arbitrator. Turning to the set’s juniors, Kendrah Potts defended England cricketer Oliver Robinson in relation to charges for bringing the game of cricket into disrepute concerning historic tweets. Pippa Manby has represented a number of athletes charged with doping offences.

London Bar > Commercial litigation

(Leading Juniors)Ranked: Tier 4

Kendrah Potts4 New SquareKendrah is wonderfully practical and proactive in her approach to cases, considering angles which others would disregard or not identify in the first place. Her knowledge of the law and ability to deploy the absolutely key kernel of authority in a plain and effective way with judges is her greatest strength.’

London Bar > Fraud: civil

(Leading Juniors)Ranked: Tier 4

Kendrah Potts4 New Square ‘Kendrah is highly intelligent and grasps complex technical issues very quickly which makes both her client handling skills and paperwork exceptional.’