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Ben Rees



Business DisputesSport


Commercial & Contractual Disputes, Litigation & Dispute Resolution

Ben advises on a broad range of commercial litigious matters. He has a particular focus on the sports sector, working closely with sports governing bodies, teams, broadcasters and other commercial parties in High Court litigation, arbitral proceedings, disciplinary cases and regulatory matters.

Ben’s recent experience includes acting for The Football Association in arbitration and disciplinary proceedings, and for the WRU in High Court proceedings. He also has considerable experience in advising on regulatory matters, including for The FA, WRU and Premiership Rugby. Ben has completed secondments with both The FA and Nike (at its football merchandising unit based in Manchester).

Ben is admitted to practise in England and Wales.


  • Acting for the WRU in respect of expedited High Court proceedings
  • Acting for The FA in respect of arbitration, disciplinary, safeguarding, court and other proceedings (including the Hillsborough Inquests)
  • Acting for the Greyhound Board of Great Britain in respect of disciplinary matters
  • Advising Nike in respect of a range of contentious matters