Sports Law

We can help you to voice your side of the story

Due to the talent of its people and the vast variety of sports available, Australia is said to be one of the world’s greatest sporting nations. It is important that Australian athletes make full use of the opportunities and resources afforded by this country to maximise their sporting ambitions.

Many athletes, whether professional or part-time, do not realise that the law can play a significant role in boosting their careers.

For example, if you are negotiating a sports contract with a club, team or organisation, you have to make sure that the terms of the contract suit your needs, goals and ambitions and are to your favour. The last thing you want is for the other side to be completely in control of your situation, giving you little flexibility and freedom to pursue your dreams.

Do you feel that your club or team has treated you unfairly in relation to your contract? We can help you to voice your side of the story and, if necessary, take your claim before a court or tribunal.

Are you caught up in the middle of disciplinary or drug proceedings (such as the NRL judiciary)? It’s not the end of the world – we can help you to take control of your situation and get your career back on track where it should be.

Do you have a dispute with an organisation in relation to a sporting contest, sponsorship agreement or some other matter that is important to your sport?

Irrespective of how small or large the dispute is, and regardless of which side of the dispute you are on, we can represent you and what you stand for to help you realise your sporting goals.

For further information, please contact Steve McAuley on (02) 9633 1826 or