Modern sport faces the growing threat of criminal organisations manipulating sportsmen and women, sporting events and betting networks for financial gain. The risk of corruption in all of its forms including match-fixing, fraud in sport, illegal sophisticated internet betting, on both a national and international scale, risks undermining the integrity of sport. This threat from transnational criminal organisations requires a particular level of expertise.

7BR has a pre-eminent reputation in all aspects of national and international criminal bribery and corruption. This specialist expertise positions chambers uniquely to advise and represent both organisations who seek to counter corruption as well as individuals, who are charged with corruption in sport. Chambers’ has a select group of specialist individuals who have an unparalleled level of experience in this rapidly expanding area of the law. Overall the criminal expertise available would make members of 7BR an obvious choice of defence advocate for a sportsman or woman facing criminal proceedings.

The main areas covered include:

  • Corruption in sport, including the Bribery Act 2010, in addition to corrupt transfer deals, embezzlement or the misuse of funds of sporting organisations
  • Money-laundering affecting sport in all its forms
  • Illegal betting, spread betting, sporting corruption and match-fixing on both a national and international basis
  • Regulatory and investigative issues by the Gambling Commission under the Gambling Act 2005.
  • Illegal internet betting activities


For more details contact

Call +44 (0) 20 7242 3555 or email:

Paul Eeles, Senior Civil Clerk
Alex Coomber, Sports Law Clerk

Anti-corruption In Sport Barristers

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Barrister Collingwood Thompson

Collingwood Thompson QC

Call: 1975 | QC: 1998

Barrister James House

James House QC

Call: 1995 | QC: 2015

Barrister David Matthew

David Matthew

Call: 1987

Barrister Anwar Nashashibi

Anwar Nashashibi

Call: 1995

Barrister Steven Gray

Steven Gray

Call: 2000

Barrister David O'Mahony

David O'Mahony

Call: 2000

Barrister Ben Isaacs

Ben Isaacs

Call: 2009

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