Liz qualified as a barrister at 20 Essex Street Chambers before joining our London Sports Group in 2008.
She advises on a range of sports-related issues, including anti-doping and other disciplinary and corruption matters, rules and regulations, constitutions and governance, selection, player contracts, image rights, commercial sponsorship and supply agreements, broadcasting, ticketing, and contractual disputes.
Liz has acted for international and national governing bodies and organisations, event organisers, sporting venues, clubs, sponsors, agents and individual athletes across a range of sports, including athletics, basketball, cricket, cycling, darts, equestrian sports, football, golf, judo, netball, para sports, rugby league, rugby union, snooker, tennis, and wrestling.
Recent work includes representing the IAAF, alongside Jon Taylor, in a case before CAS concerning the validity of the IAAF's hyperandrogenism regulations; assisting the IOC with its new transgender guidelines; representing UK Anti-Doping in the prosecution of its first athlete biological passport case before the National Anti-Doping Panel; advising the International Paralympic Committee and IAAF on various anti-doping cases before CAS; representing the Romanian rugby union captain in a disciplinary case in the 2015 Rugby World Cup; and advising an athlete in relation to a selection dispute for Sochi 2014.
Liz is a qualified UK Anti-Doping tutor and is a member of the England Netball and RFU Disciplinary Panels (sitting on on-field discipline cases and competition appeals). She is a co-author of the chapter on Selection Disputes in Sport: Law & Practice (Bloomsbury, 3d edn, 2014). She plays rugby for London Wasps and has also represented England A and the female Barbarians, as well as the England touch rugby team. Liz studied at St. Catharine’s College, Cambridge where she gained a First class BA (Hons) degree in law. She has a good working knowledge of French.