Sports Law

The world of sport moves exceptionally fast and can present unique and complex challenges requiring practical legal advice.

Whether you are an individual needing personal representation and advice, or an organisation with commercial needs, our specialised sports lawyers have the expertise and experience to help you get the best outcome.

We have been a market leader in sports law for a number of years. Our sports lawyers are heavily involved in all facets of sport – including acting as national and local Code of Conduct Commissioners for New Zealand Cricket, Canterbury Cricket and New Zealand Golf.

Our established practice acts for individual athletes and sporting organisations of all sizes in a broad range of areas from cricket, rugby union, netball, rugby league and golf to horse racing, boxing and rodeo.

Our team are able to assist with a variety of matters, including:

Notable experience:

  • Chairing the Canterbury Cricket Trust and overseeing the Trust's development of Hagley Oval into a world class international cricket venue and sport centre for amateur cricketers. This included gaining of all consents and approvals undertaking and overseeing building and construction contracts, and raising $20m for the entire development.

  • Acting for a number of golf clubs and golf resorts (and associated residential and commercial developments) throughout Canterbury.

  • Providing legal representation and governance advice for some of New Zealand’s largest sporting organisations including cricket, golf, netball and racing.

  • National and Local Code of Conduct Commissioners for New Zealand Cricket and Golf.

  • Advising athletes of various disciplines on sporting contracts and related matters across various sports.

  • Acting for a young professional athlete negotiating the terms of his representation contract for an overseas agency.