Gemma White

Gemma White

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Sports Law

Gemma is passionate about sport and has begun to develop her practice in this niche area and has completed her LLM in Sports Law and Practice at De Montfort University, Leicester and will formally graduate with Distinction in July 2017.

She has particular experience in disciplinary matters and has advised governing bodies; she advises a local FA on diverse Equality Act matters, including ethics, safeguarding and transgender policy. She has experience of anti-doping and has appeared before the UK national anti doping Tribunal; she acted on behalf of an athlete in the first anti-doping case under the revised 2015 Code.

Gemma was recently instructed to represent two clients in disciplinary proceedings before a national Football Association panel. Both of Gemma’s clients - a football club and one of it’s individual players - were found not guilty of the charges brought against them by the FA; failure to control players and discriminatory improper conduct respectively.

Gemma is keen to continue to develop her practice in all areas of sports law and accepts instructions across the board in regulatory and commercial cases.


May 12 2017:

Gemma White completes LLM in Sports Law from De Montfort University, with Distinction more

January 17 2017:

Nigel Lickley QC leading Gemma White successfully prosecuted RAD Trading Ltd more

August 16 2016:

Gemma White, 3PB sports barrister, summarises the recent case of Best - v- BHA on the appearance of bias and sufficiency of reasons more

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Academic Qualifications

Inn: Inner Temple

  • LLB Law with French (Hons) 2.1 - University of the West of England, Bristol
  • Certificate in European Political Studies - Université de Robert Schuman, Strasbourg
  • Bar Vocational Course (Very Competent) BPP Holborn
  • LLM Sports Law and Practice (due to complete January 2017) Distinction predicted - De Montfort University Leicester
  • Direct Access Qualified

Professional Bodies

  • British Association for Sport and Law (BASL)
  • Criminal Bar Association
  • Western Circuit

Languages Spoken

  • French