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Paul Eeles
Clerking Team
Telephone: +44 (0)20 7242 3555
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Alex Coomber
Clerking Team
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The safeguarding of children in sport reflects the wider recognition of the welfare needs of children generally. With growing evidence of allegations of the mistreatment of children in sport, it is important to ensure that both individuals and sports organisations have specialist advice and representation. 7BR’s members have considerable expertise in the field of Children Law, undertaking the most demanding and complex cases involving children in Tribunals, the High Court and the Court of Appeal.

The Child Protection in Sport team at 7BR can advise upon the main legal issues surrounding child welfare. This is relevant to not only those who train and coach children in a professional coach-athlete relationship, but also to individuals and organisations in the voluntary sector.

Expertise covers advice and representation surrounding maltreatment, injury, alleged abuse and also over-training of children in a sporting context in addition to the following:

  • Child protection in sport protocols and guidance, including drafting, training and advice.
  • Allegations made by children against sports organisations and individual coaches.
  • Representing the interests of professional and other sporting organisations, coaches and trainers against whom allegations of mistreatment are made.
  • Particular expertise relating to both sporting individuals and sports organisations on psychiatric injury by over-training or abuse.
  • Judicial review and public law issues relating to the involvement of children in sport.

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Frequently asked questions

Yes, please call Chambers mainline number +44 (0)20 7242 3555 and you will be directed to the out of hours phone lines.

As a direct access client, please visit our direct access page and complete the initial form, a member of the clerking team will then be in touch to discuss the next steps.

Choosing the right barrister for your case can be difficult, with so many to choose from. Our clerks will be happy to guide you with your choice. Their wealth of knowledge and experience will help you decide the right barrister not just for the case but someone who will work with you.

Some barristers have the ability to “conduct litigation” for direct access clients. Our clerks will be able to assist you as to which of our members are trained and accredited to do so.

Please visit our direct access page for the initial steps on instructing a barrister, or contact our clerks on +44 (0)20 7242 3555.

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