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Adam Taylor

Call 2014

Sports Law

Adam’s experience in medical, commercial and regulatory cases provides a strong foundation for his sports law work.

He regularly gives talks and presentations. He is a member of BASL and Law In Sport. He has recently been appointed to the Sport Resolutions Pro Bono Panel, to provide advice and assistance with disputes involving anti-doping, athlete selection and eligibility, athlete and player contracts, and discipline.

Adam is a keen sportsperson and currently enjoys club football, tennis and cycling. He recently completed a London to Paris cycle ride, and several half-marathons. In his youth, he participated in county-standard football and athletics.

Selected Cases

Doping

  • Adam is currently instructed on a high-profile anti-doping dispute involving an alleged ADRV against an international athlete. Adam is acting as sole counsel for the athlete.
  • Adam was recently instructed by Morgan Sports Law in the high-profile anti-doping dispute of UKAD v Tyson and Hughie Fury, where he drafted detailed written submissions to the panel on behalf of Tyson and Hughie Fury.

Commercial

  • Wright v Lewis Silkin [2015] EWHC 1897 (QB) – Assisting Muhammed Haque QC with trial preparation in the case, a High Court professional negligence claim concerning a bespoke employment contract for the CEO of a cricket team franchise in the Indian Premier League.
  • Advising on contractual construction in a high-value motor racing arbitration.
  • Advising on and representing the defendant at an appeal from a commercial trial involving the sale of a British Eventing competition horse by an international-standard competition rider. The case involved sale of goods, misrepresentation and mitigation issues. The historical behaviour of the horse and the industry-specific nature of the representations were key considerations.

Personal Injury and Product Liability

  • Adam is currently junior to Daniel Shapiro in relation to a £2million product liability claim involving a fall from a horse by a doctor while riding a jumping circuit wearing an inflatable vest.
  • Advising a cycling training company on its defence to a claim made by a child injured during a beginners cycling training session.
  • Acting in a multi-track claim brought by a greenkeeper against his employer golf club and a golfing member who hit him on the head with an approach shot, allegedly causing neurological symptoms.
  • Drafting the defence and advising on a claim arising out of an allegedly negligent personal training session, where the claimant was injured while performing box jumps.
  • Advising on the defence of a claim involving an allegedly negligent box-fit session, where the claimant was injured while performing a toe-tap exercise.
  • Advising on the defence of a multiparty claim involving a stilt-walking injury during a circus skills workshop at a school.
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Qualifications


  • Hardwicke Scholarship, Lincoln’s Inn
  • Droop Scholarship, Lincoln’s Inn
  • Shelford Scholarship, Lincoln’s Inn
  • Margaret Branthwaite CPE Prize
  • BPTC, University of Law, Birmingham
  • GDL, University of Birmingham
  • BA Hons (First Class), Worcester College, University of Oxford

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  • BASL
  • LCLCBA
  • PIBA

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