Celia Rooney

Celia practises across all of Chambers’ main areas of work, with particular experience of commercial disputes, sports law, public law and human rights, and employment. She has experience before a range of courts and tribunals, including the High Court, Court of Appeal and Supreme Court and has also appeared in cases before a number of regulatory bodies, such as The FA Regulatory Commission and Appeal Board. Celia accepts instructions in all areas of sports work and is considered to be an up-and-coming junior in this field. She is both a panelist on the Sports Resolution Pro Bono Legal Advice Panel and co-editor of the Blackstone Chambers' Sports Law Bulletin. Celia has extensive experience in the field of sports law, having advised and represented the Premier League, The FA, the Lawn Tennis Association, and a number of national rugby associations, amongst others. She has been instructed in disputes involving various Premier League and Championship football clubs, and acts for sports governing bodies, clubs and athletes alike.

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For the Love of Money: Exploring the Decision in the Saracens Salary Cap Case

In November 2019, an Independent Panel of Premiership Rugby handed down its eagerly anticipated decision concerning the Club’s alleged breaches of the Premiership Rugby Salary Regulations (the “Regulations”), which impose salary caps on elite rugby union clubs. As this earlier blog post, written by my colleague Ravi Mehta, records,...

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