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Kings Chambers, in conjunction with the Centre for Sports Law Research at Edge Hill University, is delighted to present a flagship conference looking at the future issues and opportunities in the sporting sector. This one-day conference brings together leading sports law and business experts from across Europe to offer their insight into current trends and future developments.

We are particularly pleased to announce that the event will incorporate the release of the findings from a major two-year study, generously supported by the European Union’s Erasmus+ Programme, into the regulation of football agents across Europe. Leading industry figures and stakeholders will debate the findings and discuss what the future holds for football agents. Attendance is essential for all those involved in football anywhere across Europe.


  • Emilio Garcia Silvero Chief Legal Officer, FIFA

  • Jonas Baer-Hoffman FIFPro Policy Officer and FIFA Task Force Member

  • Roberto Branco Martins General Counsel for EFAA and Advocaat & Partner, BMDW Advocaten

  • Professor Richard Parrish Director of the Centre for Sports Law Research, Edge Hill University

  • David Casement QC Head of Sports Law at Kings Chambers

  • Deirdre McCarthy Associate at Centrefield LLP

  • Alan Darfi Director of Projects & Legal at The Rugby Football League

  • Sean Cottrell Founder & CEO, Law in Sport

  • Jane Purdon CEO, Women in Football

  • Patricia Silva Lopes Senior Legal Counsel, Sporting Club de Portugal

  • Professor Stephen Weatherill Jacque Delors Professor of European Law, University of Oxford

  • Daniel Parslow Ex-professional footballer and Concussion Awareness Campaigner

  • James Johnson Senior Vice President - External Affairs at City Football Group

  • Karen Moorhouse Chief Regulatory Officer, The Rugby Football League

  • David Newton Head of Player Status & Competition, The Football Authority

  • Stuart Tennant Legal Counsel at The Rugby Football Union

  • Peter Hackleton Head of Sports & Entertainment Group, Saffrey Champness LLP

  • Benoit Keane Solicitor & Advocaat at Keane Legal

  • Dr Despina Mavromat Attorney-at-Law, SportlLegis Lausanne, UEFA Appeals Body Member & Lecturer at the University of Lausanne

  • Ramunas Linartas Policy Officer - Sport Unit of Education, Youth, Sport & Culture Directorate General at the European Commission

  • Paulina Tomczyk General Secretary at EU Athletes

  • Dr Richard Hardie Consultant Neurologist at the University of Bristol

  • Phil Hutchinson Senior Associate at Mills & Reeve

  • Gareth Farrelly Solicitor and CAS Arbitrator, Bermans Solicitors

  • Carrie Dunn Journalist & Author

  • Gerard McDermott QC Barrister at Kings Chambers

  • David Conn Journalist & Author

  • David Murray Sports Rights & Negotiation Consultant

  • Kevin Carpenter Member of Editorial Board at Law in Sport

  • Martin Budworth Barrister at Kings Chambers

  • Laura Gould Barrister at Kings Chambers

  • Steven Flynn Barrister at Kings Chambers

  • Professor Mark James Professor of Sports Law, Manchester Metropolitan University

  • Dr Katarina Pijetlovic Reader in Sports Law, Manchester Metropolitan University


Rather than simply provide an update or debate an aspect of an area of sports law, this conference is intended as a critical event for those immersed in the world of sport. The conference will provide the opportunity for those with an interest in sports law, governance and the business of sport, the chance to hear what the leading experts think about the important issues within sport in 2019 and beyond, as well as time to debate, discuss and expand up on the topics discussed throughout the course of the day.

The conference will feature a Keynote Address by David Casement QC, Head of Sports Law at Kings Chambers.

We are also pleased to announce the topics for the panel discussions which will take place throughout the conference:

  • Concussion: Impact & Legal Responsibilities

  • Sports Finances: Avoiding disaster whilst ensuring competitive balance

  • A review of the leading Sports Law cases in 2019

  • Women's Football: What the past can teach us about it & future potential

  • Bullying in Sport

  • Sports Governing Bodies Under Attack: Can they survive the breakaway revolution

  • Football Agents: How regulation differs across Europe and a practical look at the reforms


You can order tickets by clicking on the 'Tickets' option on this web page. Please note that all tickets are non-refundable and should be retained for entry to the conference.

Should you have any further queries, please do not hesitate to contact us seminars@kingschambers.com

We look forward to seeing you there.


  • In-house counsel

  • Sports executives and administrators

  • Agents

  • Players

  • Coaches

  • Current and former players

  • Private practice lawyers

  • Academics

  • Students

Previous attendees include:

  • Aston Villa

  • Arsenal FC

  • BBC Sport

  • Birmingham City FC

  • British Cycling

  • Court of Arbitration for Sport

  • Deloitte

  • England & Wales Cricket Board

  • EFL

  • European Commission

  • European Football Agent's Association

  • Everton FC

  • FIFA

  • FIFPro World Players' Union

  • Football Supporters’ Federation

  • Guardian Newspaper

  • International Netball Federation

  • Japan Anti-Doping Agency

  • Liverpool FC

  • Manchester City FC

  • Manchester United FC

  • Oldham Athletic FC

  • Players’ Football Association

  • Rugby Football League

  • Rugby Football Union

  • Sporting Lisbon

  • UEFA

  • UK Sport

  • Wigan Athletic FC

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