Rory Mac Neice

Partner and Head of Commercial Litigation


A former professional National Hunt jockey, Rory is a Partner and Head of Commercial Litigation. He specialises in advising on disputes in the Tech and Sports sectors. Rory qualified in 1998.

Within the Sports sector, Rory advises individuals, clubs and team sponsors and right holders on issues arising both on and off the field of play and has appeared as advocate in over 400 cases before Sports Regulatory Tribunals. Rory has advised in relation to sports regulatory matters arising in many jurisdictions including UK, Ireland, France, Spain, North America, Dubai and India. His focus is on anti-doping regulation and issues arising out of match/ race fixing allegations.

In the Tech sector, Rory's work includes advising clients on disputes relating to IT infrastructure, cloud technology, and e-commerce including trading platform design and implementation.

Rory also has a well-established and respected practice advising lenders in respect of negligent and fraudulent transactions bringing claims against valuers, solicitors and mortgage brokers including for two well-known high street clearing banks.

Rory advises clients on product liability and regulatory issues including advising on emergency response, reputation management and product recall decisions.

"Rory's knowledge of racing is so valuable and [his clients] would always trust his expert opinion." He is also praised for his "sound tactical approach." Legal 500 2018

Rory Mac Neice ‘leaves no stone unturned’ Legal 500 2018

He is recognised  for being "tenacious and hardworking. A born fighter noted for his bold style and perseverance - he never gives up and can win against the odds." Chambers and Partners 2015

"Puts a lot into his cases"  "a tough opponent"  Chambers and Partners 2015

"Very decisive , extremely articulate during hearings and who simplifies complicated issues" Chambers and Partners 2013

Sources hail him as "a thoughtful litigator who is brilliant at finding the opponent's weakness" Chambers and Partners 2012

"A natural litigator with a flair for strategy’ who ‘approaches claims with a balanced blend of commerciality and pragmatism." Legal 500 2018

The exceptional Rory Mac Neice has it all

Chambers 2020