McLaughlins Lawyers is a member of the Australia and New Zealand Sports Lawyers Association (“ANZSLA”), and are able to assist across all areas of sports law, including local, interstate and national sports organisations and provide services to both amateur and professional level athletes.
ANZSLA was formed in 1990, and is the premier not-for-profit sports law organisation in the Australasian region. ANZSLA’s members comprise of lawyers, administrators, academics, government representatives and students, all of whom are dedicated to providing education, advocacy and support regarding legal issues in sport.
Our lawyers can assist athletes through each stage of their careers including contract review, sponsorship and media endorsement negotiations.
As litigation specialists our lawyers can also assist at local or interstate tribunal disciplinary matters, including club, district level and at the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS).
We are also able to assist local sporting clubs and organisations to reorganise their governance/corporate structures, by amending policies or constitutional provisions, providing dispute resolution and any related membership issues.
In addition to promoting and supporting our athletes on a local, national and international level we provide practical legal advice throughout all areas of our general practice, which allows our athletes to concentrate on their sports careers, whilst we assist with all of their personal and business legal needs.
We endeavour to work with athletes, agencies, recreational departments, government and independent sporting bodies to promote the Gold Coast as a major hub for world class athletes and competitors.
Our team of lawyers remain up to date on all the issues affecting the sports industry, through personal and business contacts, memberships, conferences and networking.
Our lawyers are always available to support athletes and agents to maximise their growth and provide ongoing and personal advice to build close working relationships within the industry.
If you seek advice please contact McLaughlins Lawyers on (07) 5591 5099 for assistance.
Author: Joshua Rath
Partner: Ian Kennedy