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Sports Law

Player Eligibility · Discipline Rulings · Athlete Privacy Laws

At the law firm of Gourlay Spencer Wade LLP, our experienced lawyers act for and advise governing sports associations, sports teams, athletes, coaches and other officials with respect to a wide range of matters. Our services in this area include the following:

  • Sports organizations: Our lawyers assist sports organizations with enforcement of eligibility rules and regulations, disciplinary matters affecting athletes and coaches, advice regarding legal liability for on- and off-field activities and conduct, and development of policies and procedures to ensure compliance with the Personal Information Protection Act.
  • Athletes and coaches: Our firm acts for athletes and coaches who are forced to resort to the legal process to enforce or defend rights to which they are entitled. This work includes reviewing the selection process for teams, appealing rulings made by governing sports associations, and appearing on our clients' behalf at private hearings and in court.

Our lawyers are frequently called upon to advise organizations and individuals as to the impact and relevance of new legislation and court decisions in British Columbia and other jurisdictions. To schedule a consultation, please contact our offices at 604-800-4398 or by e-mail.

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