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Katie Simmonds

Sports lawyer, first female rugby agent

Katie is a sports lawyer specialising in both contentious and non-contentious matters.

She acts for sports participants, clubs, sponsors, agents, model, entertainment and sports agencies across a wide range of sports
including football, rugby union and rugby league.

Katie has previously advised on a number of regulatory issues in both football and rugby union and has extensive experience in representing rugby union and league players and coaches in respect of breach of contract disputes.

She is also the first female Rugby Union and Rugby League agent and is a Registered Lawyer with the FA. The firm is on the RPA’s Legal Panel advising players in relation to employment related disputes.

Katie is a trustee of the Diane Modahl Sports Foundation, of which the firm is the Official Legal Partner.

Women In Sport: An Even Playing Field?

The power of female athletes to draw audiences in London 2012 highlights the appetite for women's sport. However, the current lack of coverage is creating a glass ceiling effect. The lack of exposure on the playing field is reflected in the boardroom with few women in senior positions at sports clubs and governing bodies.
23/11/2012 16:40 GMT