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James Eighteen



Business DisputesSport, Technology, Media & Telecommunications


Commercial Dispute Resolution, Litigation & Dispute Resolution

James specialises in advising clients in the sport, gambling and TMT sectors.

He has particular experience in the sports sector advising governing bodies, teams and individuals in relation to regulatory matters, litigation, disciplinary committees and arbitration (including before the Court of Arbitration for Sport). James regularly acts for The Football Association on contentious and regulatory matters and was recently seconded to The FA’s in house legal team.

James has also acted for a number of European football clubs, including Fenerbache and FC Metallist.

In addition to football, James has for a number of years advised the Greyhound Board of Great Britain in relation to all aspects of their regulatory and disciplinary matters. He also advises clients such as Premiership rugby in relation to the operation of their Salary Cap and Nike on a range of contentious matters.

James' gambling experience includes the regulation and licensing of casinos, the Gambling Act 2005 and acting in contentious matters for and against bookmakers.

James also has experience of a wide range of IT and telecoms matters. James’ experience in this regard includes acting for Arqiva in a high value expedited trial against Orange and T-Mobile and acting for and advising Global Cloud Xchange on a range of contentious matters.

He has recently advised other key clients such as Atos, Tesco Mobile Limited, Securitas, Geo Networks and Vizada Satellite Communications.

James is admitted to practise in England and Wales.


  • Hillsborough Inquests
  • Fenerbahce v UEFA
  • Greyhound Board of Great Britain v Cronin (Court of Appeal)
  • Arqiva v Orange & T-Mobile