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Sports Integrity Services

Integrity is the lifeblood of sport.

Sports betting, anti-doping and safeguarding: the spotlight on integrity and sports regulation has never shone brighter.

Ensuring that all stakeholders in sport have sufficient policies and procedures in place to protect their integrity has become more important than ever.

Integrity Services Unit

A sport that places integrity at the heart of its culture is one that can be recognised as honest and trustworthy; as truly championing fair play and sportsmanship; and, above all else, as providing a safe environment for all those who compete. We believe that integrity should be the core across the philosophy of all sports; and are dedicated to helping clubs, leagues, players, and regulators maintain and achieve this aim.

Integrity has been a key focus for our sports group since the launch of our Integrity Services Unit in 2018. This was the first of its kind for a law firm, and we have supported a number of stakeholders, from clubs and leagues to players and regulators, through integrity reviews and crises responses. The ISU, built upon a “Rapid Response Unit” and an “Integrity Risk Review”, is headed by industry experts Darren Bailey and Danielle Sharkey, each with valuable in-house experience at major sporting organisations.

 

Rapid Response Unit

Our Rapid Response Unit can offer you a unique confidential hotline to connect with our team at any time, to talk through any critical issues that you might be facing. We will react instantly to direct you to the best person for the job, to ensure that your issue is dealt with confidently and immediately. The Rapid Response Unit is supported by a team of experts across a number of legal disciplines, all with crucial experience in the sector, dealing with any and all issues that might come up and have been essential components to the success of a number of our sports clients over many years.

Integrity Risk Review

When it comes to integrity, it is far better to take a proactive approach to avoiding a crisis. We have the breadth of knowledge and expertise to analyse different areas of a business or operation to ascertain where the key areas of threat and risk are present. Once identified, we support and advise you to ensure that those risks are eradicated or to avoid adverse exposure. We can conduct both a full-service review for all areas of your business, or a service that focuses on targeted areas of your concern.

If you would like to talk to our team about any issues you are facing, or for any other assistance, please don't hesitate to get in touch.

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