About Us

We’re specialist sports law solicitors

We work exclusively within the remit of sports law and commercial litigation, so we know our stuff inside out. We use this expertise to secure the best contract terms and regulatory and compensation outcomes for our clients.

We want to reduce sports concussions

We are the UK’s leading lawyers in sports concussion law. But we don’t just want to secure compensation for players with brain damage, we want to ensure future players are better protected, too.

We work with clients across the UK

We represent players and coaches from across the UK and wider sporting world. For players and former players who are experiencing symptoms of brain damage, we represent those who have played sports in England and/or Wales.

The team

While headquartered in central London, we work with clients across the UK and wider world. We have a wealth of experience in sports law, and we’ve assembled a world-class team of experts to secure justice and compensation for players who are suffering with neurological conditions following their playing careers.

Should we be fortunate to work with you, we will dedicate an experienced solicitor to your case full-time. Your solicitor will be assisted by various experts, consultants and counsel (as appropriate).


Richard Boardman

Richard has considerable experience of contentious and non contentious sports law-related matters.

Richard has acted (and is acting) on behalf of hundreds of current and retired sportsmen and women with various personal injury claims and regulatory-related disputes, be it doping-related or other personal misconduct matters. He also represents various sports organisations, including teams, leagues and governing bodies, in respect of their own regulatory and disciplinary-related matters.

In terms of non-contentious, Richard acts on behalf of professional sportsmen and women across many sports, including football, rugby, cricket and boxing, in respect of their playing and commercial contracts and opportunities.

Richard has been educated at the universities of Cambridge and York. He got a Distinction in his Legal Practice Course (LPC), and was added to the Roll of Solicitors in 2009. Prior to Rylands Garth, Richard worked at various Magic Circle and US law firms. He lives in London.


Alison Morley

Alison started her legal career acting for individuals in crime and civil litigation before a stint at Herbert Smith in the City where she worked as a personal injury specialist dealing with disaster litigation cases such as the Kings Cross fire and the Clapham rail crash. Much of her other workload related to industrial diseases such as mesothelioma and catastrophic injuries.

Alison moved to Capsticks Solicitors LLP where she worked until 2021. She dealt with high value clinical negligence claims including spinal and brain injury. She was ranked as a leading lawyer in Chambers and the legal 500 for many years where she was described as a ‘clients favourite’.

She went on to lead the clinical negligence department supervising over 40 lawyers and latterly was the firm’s Managing Director for 11 years. Alison was recognised for her law firm management skills in the Lawyers Hot 100 publication.