Sport Law

The world of sports is centred around athletic ability and athletic competition. Sports competition is set with a legal framework, at whatever level – elite or amateur. The legal framework is in part contractual, part tortious and in large part regulatory.

At CWD we specialise in the representation of elite athletes in regulatory matters (mainly disciplinary proceedings) brought by sporting bodies.

Peter Coyle is also a FIFA licensed football agent so can assist footballers and professional football clubs in the negotiation of football contracts, football transfers and also the licencing of ‘personal’ image rights to commercial sponsors.

Prioritising amicable solutions

Under the leadership of Peter Coyle, who boasts an impressive track record of representing sports stars in regulatory tussles with the Football Association, the English Football League, the World Judo Federation and world motorsports’ governing body, the FIA. CWD offers an unmatched blend of expertise and passion in sports law. Whether addressing disputes in the Court System or managing disciplinary procedures imposed by sporting governing bodies, CWD’s commitment to athletes is unwavering.

Consistent with CWD’s overall philosophy, our primary goal is to resolve disputes outside of Court. By partnering with players’ unions and representative bodies, we aim not only to offer guidance and dispute resolution expertise, but also to build and preserve lasting relationships in the sports world, ensuring athletes are always supported.

Success stories

Hi Vanessa,
I would like to thank you for your commitment and professionalism throughout this case and would happily recommend you guys to any other poor sod in the same predicament.

Thank you for everything, you have been truly amazing. My future is sunny now, for which I will always remember you.


I would just like to close by saying that I genuinely appreciate everything you have done for me. Not only have you been extremely professional, but you also brought a human and understanding element into a very stressful and unpleasant situation and made everything so much easier to cope with.

In the nicest possible way, I hope that we don’t have to meet again on a professional basis. I wish you and yours well and hope that those who have need of your services in the future will appreciate you and everything you do for them.