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Blackstone Chambers has again topped the table as the number 1 set for sports law according to the the leading industry directory, Chambers & Partners UK Bar Guide 2018, with 15 members of chambers being ranked across both silk and junior categories.

Chambers and Partners said: 

Blackstone Chambers is heralded as an unparalleled force in the sports arena. It receives overwhelming acclaim for its deep bench of experts in the field. Its multitude of sports barristers provides representation to a wide-ranging client base in high-profile commercial, disciplinary and regulatory disputes and arbitration proceedings. In particular, the set is known for acting in sports matters relating to competition, employment and IP law. Interviewees enthuse: ‘Blackstone is undoubtedly the best,’ while others describe it as ‘the go-to set for sports law’.”

The following members of chambers were ranked as leading barristers in sports law:

Silks: Michael Beloff QC (Senior Statesman), Adam Lewis QC (Star Individual), Ian Mill QC (band 1), Kate Gallafent QC, Andrew Hunter QC, Jane Mulcahy QC, (band 2), Robert Howe QC, (band 3), Paul Goulding QC, Andrew Green QC, Pushpinder Saini QC (band 4).

Juniors: Nick De Marco (Star Individual), James Segan (band 2), Tom Richards. Tom Mountford (band 3), Tom Hickman, (band 4).

Blackstone’s client service received particular praise:

‘The clerking team is fantastic, and the set as a whole has such phenomenal strength in depth. To my mind, it is the top sports set.’ ‘They are top clerks: extremely impressive, very efficient, reliable, friendly and pragmatic.’ ‘I have always found the set, its barristers and its clerks to be of the highest quality’.

The findings are consistent with those published in other independent legal directories this Autumn – both the Legal 500 and Who’s Who Legal ranked Blackstone as the leading chambers for Sports Law in England

The full Chambers 2018 directory entry can be viewed here.

The clerking team can be contacted on +44 (0) 20 7583 1770.