As a sports lawyer, I have appeared on behalf of elite professional athletes in various sports: boxing, rugby, horse racing, football and volleyball. I have advised upon issues ranging from disciplinary breaches, regulatory breaches, intellectual property disputes between sponsors, image rights of retired professional athletes and much more.
In a sporting year that contains the FIFA 2018 World Cup, the Winter Olympics, the World Track Cycling Championships, the Commonwealth Games, the International Ice Hockey World Championships, the Rugby World Cup 7s, the IWF World Championship weightlifting and the World Swimming Championships we can and should expect it to be filled with as many heroic feats as sports disciplinary issues…
Since 2011 Daniel has sat upon RFU Disciplinary Tribunals. Over those years he has progressed to sitting at panel Chair, Appeal panel Chair, European Professional Championship Rugby panel Chairman and World Rugby Judicial Officer.
“It is refreshing to have on call an advocate who understands that Sports Law is not simply the law as applied to a specific sector, but is enshrined in its own rules and regulations.
As an experienced sportsman having played at top level in the professional arena himself, Daniel understands that sport is more often than not governed by its own values and passions, and that these are factors which influence outcomes and should be taken into account.
I have instructed Daniel (“Dan”) White over a number of years especially in respect of Sports Law and Regulatory Matters. Dan White has become my “Go to” Barrister for such types of cases.
The decision to instruct Dan White was and is based upon his knowledge and experience, but in particular his ability to assimilate complex cases often at short notice, but despite the lack of time to be immaculately prepared for each hearing.
Daniel White, sitting as a Judicial Officer for the RFU, gave one of the leading authorities on the abuse of Social Media by a sports professional. His comments and expertise have been cited at numerous Sports Law lectures and before Sports Tribunals regarding this particular field.
Daniel’s detailed knowledge of this particular and growing area of Disciplinary Sports
Daniel White has defended several British Boxing Champions of various weights before the Crown court. These cases have resulted in either acquittal’s (not guilty verdicts) or plea negotiations that resulted in none immediate custodial sentences being imposed.
Daniel has represented a celebrated jockey / horse trainer in relation to an alleged rape in the back of a horse lorry. The jury returned a not guilty verdict in less than
“In my experience of Daniel White, he has a sound knowledge of sport, disciplinary and criminal allegations. I would highly recommend his services both in the area of sports law and private criminal defence”
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Sports Barrister is a trading name for Daniel White who is a specialist Sports Lawyer providing confidential legal advice and advocacy services for those accused of sporting disciplinary breaches. Dan works closely with the elite in the UK sports industry from amatuer to professional athletes.
Other law services include, licensing Law, Regulatory Law, Anti-Doping Violations, Private Criminal Defence and Professional Disciplinary Tribunals.