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          Catastrophic Personal Injury - Sport

          The sports sector is a unique marketplace. In this highly pressurised and fast-paced environment, responding to catastrophic injury can not only impact on the injured party but on public, commercial and regulatory interests. 

          How we can help

          Our 50-strong team of sports specialists has a proven track-record for advising on both domestic and international sports-related injury claims. 

          Whether acting for governing bodies, sports organisations, clubs or teams, players, participants, volunteers spectators, visitors or employees, or whether we’re working with commercial partners, investors, financial services and insurers, we’ve provided catastrophic injury claims and legal support across sports including professional rugby (national and elite), professional and semi-professional football, boxing, gymnastics, parkour, wake boarding, ultimate frisbee, cycling, motorsports and motorsport product liability, for well over a decade. 

          Recruiting and retaining the very best staff is critical to our success.

          As part of an award-winning insurance claims team, and supported by practical experience drawn from legal, regulatory, governance and sporting backgrounds, our sector specialists have represented some of the most recognised names from the sporting world.

          Ian Slater

          • Partner // Head of Product Development & Innovation

          Michael McLaughlin

          • Partner // Head of Employment

          Key Contacts and Information

          Ian Slater

          Ian Slater

          Partner / Head of Product Development & Innovation

          Mat Jessep

          Supervising Lawyer