In most sports, there are rules and guidelines enforced by a governing body and sanctions will apply if there is a breach of these rules. Inevitably, some of those involved in sports will find themselves the subject of an investigation for violating rules or regulations and potentially charged as a consequence.
Whether you are an amateur or professional player, coach, administrator, agent, or involved in sports in some other way, the sports disciplinary solicitors at Wilford Smith can provide clear, and strategic advice, should you find yourself the subject of proceedings. Contact us today on 01709 828 044.
Specialist Sports Disciplinary Solicitors, Sheffield
Being the subject of a disciplinary investigation can be an unnerving and challenging experience – in many cases, individuals accused of breaching regulations will not have been aware that such regulations existed before being notified of an investigation. From the earliest stage, our lawyers can help by explaining your options clearly and in plain English, providing you with details regarding investigation procedures so that you are clear about what to expect over the coming days, weeks and months.
We advise across a variety of different sports, including:
- Tennis (Lawn Tennis Association Disciplinary Proceedings)
- Motor Sports
There are various rules and regulations that can be breached by those involved in sports, both professional and amateur. These will most commonly relate to actions committed during the course of a game, with the sanctions imposed typically taking the form of a suspension. However, regulations will often go much further, covering issues such as participation in a tournament, medical issues (including doping), gaming and integrity regulations (such as gambling on matches) and financial transactions (including the conduct of sports agents).
What should I do if I am alerted to upcoming disciplinary proceedings?
If you are called to a disciplinary hearing, it is highly advisable to speak with an experienced sports disciplinary solicitor immediately to ensure you are fully aware of your legal position. Our solicitors will arrange a meeting straight away to discuss your case in detail and to advise on how best to respond. If you have already received a disciplinary, for example, a fine or ban, you will have the right to appeal. We can support you to do this and provide expert representation at any future hearings as appropriate.
Contact our sports disciplinary solicitors in Sheffield
The sports disciplinary lawyers at Wilford Smith have a well-earned reputation for taking a ruthless approach to defending our clients and their interests. Our solicitors are highly regarded for their skills in advocacy and litigation, with unparalleled attention to detail and tireless work ethic. The service we provide is uniquely client-focused – we will develop a strategy that is tailored to your circumstances to ensure the best possible chance of getting the right outcome for you. Whatever your circumstances, speak to a member of our sports disciplinary legal team today to find out how we can help.
For expert advice on a comprehensive range of sports disciplinary matters, call Wilford Smith today on 01709 828 044 or complete our online enquiry form.