Tariq Sadiq Sports

Call: 1993


Winner “Barrister of the Year 2015” – Birmingham Law Society Legal Awards 2015

Winner “Barrister of the Year 2013” – Birmingham Law Society Legal Awards 2013

Winner “Professional of the Year 2013” – GG2 Leadership Awards 2013

Nominated for Liberty’s “Human Rights Lawyer of the Year 2013

Shortlisted for “Barrister of the Year” in the Birmingham Law Society Awards in 2012, 2013, 2014 and 2015.

Acts for claimants and respondents. He often handles employment matters that draw on his expertise in the fields of sport and professional conduct, and he offers additional expertise in dealing with cases involving questions of national security.  Expertise: “He is very good, thorough and committed.” “I think very highly of him and his capability with discrimination issues.”  CHAMBERS UK 2015.

“Tariq Sadiq is “first choice” for solicitors and is “absolutely in a league of his own” clients enthuse about his “clarity of thought, presentation, understatement, calmness, frankness and honesty” with him everything is done “beautifully and with no fuss at all-he makes it look effortlessChambers UK

“His cross-examination skills are a joy to watch. He deals with the matters calmly and pragmatically and most importantly he understands what the client wants and works to deliver that.” – Chambers & Partners 2014


In the sports field, Tariq is ranked by Chambers and Partners UK in Band 1 as a leading Sports Barrister. He represents leading sportsmen and women as well as leading sports organizations including the Football Association, the Premier League, the British Equestrian Federation, the Lawn Tennis Association and the British Taekwondo Association.

Tariq is Chair of the new FA Anti-Discrimination Panel (created following the high profile cases involving John Terry and Luis Suarez), sits as a Rule K Arbitrator on the FA Arbitration Panel, and is also an Arbitrator on the Sport Resolutions Panel of Legal Arbitrators, hearing high-profile discipline, anti-doping and employment disputes.

Notable sports cases in include:

ICC v Mohammed Ashraful – acting for the ex-Bangladeshi cricket captain at his disciplinary proceedings in Doha for match-fixing

The British Equestrian Federation v Hoekstra – acting as the Complaints Adjudicator in relation to complaints that the Performance Manager and Chef d’Equipe for British Showjumping received commission payments for the sale of Team GB horses

Dilkes and Others v Professional Games Match Officials Ltd – acting for PGMOL in an age discrimination claim brought by a group of Premiership Football referees

Statham v The FA – acting for the FA in a pregnancy and sex discrimination claim brought by the PA of the Chair of the FA

Dennis v The Lawn Tennis Association – acting for the LTA in an unfair dismissal claim brought by a Wimbledon referee accused of ticket touting at Wimbledon.

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