Rory Mac Neice
Partner and Head of Commercial Litigation
A former professional National Hunt jockey, Rory is a Partner and head of our Dispute Resolution Team.
Rory specialises in sport, primarily horse racing and acts for leading racehorse trainers and jockeys as well as major racecourses and the Racecourse Association Limited.
He also acts for clients in sports including Motorsport, Cricket, Boxing, Snooker and Rugby.
Rory has appeared as advocate in over 350 hearings before sports tribunals and disciplinary panels. His focus is primarily in relation to the regulatory aspects of sport, and he is regularly instructed by those being investigated in relation to allegations of match/spot-fixing and doping.
Rory has advised British athletes on Olympic selection for the Beijing, London and Rio Games.
"Very decisive, extremely articulate during hearings and very easy to understand, and who simplifies complicated issues."- Chambers Guide to the Legal Profession
Sources hail him as "a thoughtful litigator who is brilliant at finding the opponent's weakness" - Chambers Guide to the Legal Profession
Sources are eager to sing the praises of this "faultless" solicitor advocate, noting his "efficiency and efficacy – he's quick to offer sensible help and suggestions, and is not afraid to challenge us to suggest other options." - Chambers Guide to the Legal Profession
"Tenacious and hard-working, Rory Mac Neice ensures this team a high rating. A born fighter, he is noted for his bold style and perseverance - he never gives up, and can win against the odds."- Chambers Guide to the Legal Profession.
"Rory Mac Neice is known in the market for both his commercial litigation and sports law practices. Sources describe him as "really energetic and great with clients" adding "He is dynamic and commercial but also a careful and very effective litigator" - Chambers guide to the Legal Profession