Chambers is delighted to announce that it has been selected for the London 2012 Pro Bono Legal Advice Service, set up to provide advice during the Olympics and Paralympics next year. Graeme McPherson QC and Daniel Saoul have also individually been named to the specialist Advocacy Service set up for the Games.
These services have been set up at the request of the London Organising Committee for the Olympic Games in association with the Law Society, the Bar Council, Sport Resolutions and the British Association for Sport and Law. Appointees to the General Service will be expected to give advice on a range of legal issues, including sports law, to athletes, coaches and officials throughout the Olympics and Paralympics next year. Members of the Advocacy Service will represent athletes before the Court of Arbitration for Sport which sits on an ad hoc basis during the Games to hear any sporting disputes arising out of Olympic or Paralympic competition.
4 New Square is one of 17 Chambers or firms selected as entities as a whole for the General Service, whilst Graeme McPherson QC and Daniel Saoul are amongst 19 individuals selected for the Advocacy Service. The appointments reflect Chambers’ strength in sports law and will place it at the forefront of the field for what is often described as the greatest show on earth.
A link to the official press release can be found here.