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“We don't just know sport, we have a passion for it. Our clients in this area get the benefit of a wealth of experience from lawyers who, as well as knowing the law, love sport." John Mullins
Sport, depending upon who you are, is a recreation, a job, a product or an industry. Our firm has specialised in providing commercial legal advice to the sport sector for the last 20 years. Sport is at the centre of Australian culture. Protecting one's rights and reputation as well as commercial interests is critical. There are many and varied players in the sporting world. From volunteers and amateur players to highly paid athletes from local club competitions to national sporting competitions, from local associations to national sporting bodies from council fields to massive sports stadia, our firm acts for all of these people, and everyone in between.
We understand importantly and significantly that advice needs to be tailored to the circumstances. We also understand that the culture and history of different sports varies substantially. It is important to understand the sport and the context of the sport to advise adequately.
Sports Law is about how the law applies to the sports sector. The sports sector does not operate the same way as the general commercial world. Industry knowledge and experience is critical to getting it right in sports law.