Sports Law Clinic

The Sports Law Clinic, working in collaboration with UK Coaching, is the very first of its kind to provide free legal advice to sports coaches throughout the UK.  At the same time, the Clinic aims to provide opportunities for students at the University of Sussex to develop and improve their practical legal skills.  Our students, in conjunction with academic staff and experienced sports law practitioners will advise coaches on a range of legal issues.

 Areas on which we offer advice: 

  • Civil and criminal law disputes e.g., claims of negligence/breach of duty of care
  • Safeguarding
  • Employment law
  • Commercial contracts and intellectual property law
  • Charities governance
  • Disputes with national sports organisations 

The Sports Law Clinic is led by: Dr Neil Partington, Dr Maria Mercedes Frabboni and Mr Salvatore Fasciana.