About us

Sports Lawyer is a boutique sports law firm that provides legal advice and representation to clients within the sporting industry and for any other sports related matters. The firm also branches into various other fields such as employment law through Paul Horvath Solicitor.


Experts In Sports Law

We pride ourselves on providing prompt, accessible and personal services for our clients.  We have received many awards including the Paul Trisley ANZSLA Award for excellence in publication of a sports law paper.  Work we have done has included disciplinary tribunal work (including seeking injunctive relief before the courts where necessary); reviewing or drawing up constitutions of sporting organisations; advising on all aspects of anti-doping laws for commercial events or for individual clients; advising on employment contracts from an employer or employee perspective; and representing clients before the Court of Arbitration for Sport.

With over 18 years of experience and practice we have taken on not only national cases but also international challenges within the sporting industry.


Clients the firm has represented and/or advised include:

  • Richmond Football Club
  • Ten Pin Bowling Australia
  • Football Federation Victoria
  • Athletics Australia
  • AFL players (numerous, from clubs including Geelong, Richmond, Hawthorn, Essendon)
  • Gymnastics Victoria
  • Wresting Australia

Our Team

Paul Horvath Sports Lawyer

Paul Horvath


Paul Horvath is the Principal of SportsLawyer located in Melbourne.

Jackie Chan


Jackie enjoys the intellectual challenges of sports law.

Shona Lethbridge

Personal Assistant

Shona has over 20 years of experience in the legal industry.

Jennifer Razga


Jennifer supports the legal practitioners with marketing, business development.

Chris Rogers

Senior Business Adviser

Chris is a Chartered Engineer and Associate of the Institute for Independent Business.