Richard Owen-Thomas

Richard Owen-Thomas

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Sports Law

Sports and Regulatory law

Richard acts both for and against a variety of professionals and sports people in disciplinary and regulatory tribunals.

Richard offers expertise in relation to sports law including to specialist contractual advice for sports people & bodies, representation of sports people at disciplinary tribunals, the resolution of sporting disputes and expertise in early stage advice in all potential proceedings.

Richard has acted and advised in proceedings before the General Medical Council, the General Dental Council, The Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons, the Health and Care Professions Council, and appeals both to the High Court and the Privy Council.

In addition, Richard, has acted as Disciplinary Officer for the British Amateur Gymnastics Association.

Richard has experience in advising in relation to proceedings investigated by the Financial Conduct Authority.

Cases include:

X v GMC (2015) – allegations of unprofessional (non-clinical) conduct by a GP.

X v RCVS (2014) – advising on proceedings before the Privy Council on appeal from RCVS.

X v HCPC (2013) – advising a sonography in relation to allegations of clinical competence.

BAGA v Louis Smith (no 1) (2016) – advising and representing British Gymnastics in relation to Twitter posts.

BAGA v Louis Smith (no 2) (2016) – advising and representing British Gymnastics in relation to actions of Louis Smith.


April 13 2017:

Cricketer Marlon Samuels successfully concludes defamation case more

July 1 2016:

3PB Employment Barrister Richard Owen-Thomas addresses White Paper Conference more

June 29 2016:

Richard Owen-Thomas advises the British Amateur Gymnastics Association (BAGA) in the formal disciplinary procedure involving Louis Smith MBE more

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Professional Bodies

  • Employment Law Bar Association (ELBA)
  • Employment Lawyers Association

Languages Spoken

  • French
  • German