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.
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