So what is Lex Sportiva? Literally it’s the latin term for sports law but also the name of our blog where we write about developments in the sports law industry and offer both analysis and commentary on sporting legal issues. We’re an easy-to-read blog making sports law accessible to everyone regardless of their background. We’re also a Top 30 Sports Law Blog run by sports lawyers and are recognised by current industry leaders!

So what kind of topics do we cover so far? 

  • Football
  • Olympics
  • Match Fixing 
  • Doping
  • Women in Sports
  • Ambush Marketing
  • Sports Regulation
  • Tax in Sports
  • Conferences

Most recent Article:

  • Policing UK Football: Is it Proportionate?

    27th Nov 2019 by

    The Centre for Sports Law Research (CSLR) and Police Research Unit at Edge Hill University hosted the ‘Policing in Football’ event on 22 November 2019. I was fortunate enough to be a part of this event and cannot thank Edge Hill University enough for hosting events which allow aspiring lawyers to network with professionals as… Read more

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Here are some of our older articles:

Football Law:

Politics and Sport




  • LawInSport : A guide to LawInSport and their conference this year, looking at their anti-doping, media rights and eSports Panels. 
  • The FCE Congress : Lex Sportiva went to the FCE Congress as an official blog partner and here’s our report.
  • Policing UK Football: Is it Proportionate? : A look at policing costs / styles, alcohol restrictions and Banning Orders.


  • Tumbang Preso : What’s the difference between a sport and a game and why does it matter?
  • Gender (In)Equality : A look at inequality in sports with specific reference to salary gaps and the next steps towards equality.
  • Ambush Marketing in Sports : A guide to Ambush Marketing and some of its best recent examples.
  • Crypto, Blockchain & Football Clubs : Football Clubs are looking for new revolutionary technologies and are turning to cyrpto and blockchain. 
  • Tax in Sports : A brief introduction to taxation in sports and why it can be problematic for international athletes. 
  • Social Media in Sports : Social media has become a part of regulated sport and stars like Neymar have been sanctioned for their online presence. 
  • Indian Competition Law in Sports : A case study on the Indian Volleyball Federation and Baseline agreement.
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