Donna Bartley

Senior Associate

Donna joined Morgan Sports Law in January 2015 and became a Senior Associate in October 2017.  

Donna is a commercial litigator who specialises in dispute resolution, advising athletes and players from a broad range of sports in proceedings before the High Court, the Court of Arbitration for Sport and national and international sports tribunals. 

Donna has completed the BASL/DeMontfort Law School Post-Graduate Diploma in Sports Law and Practice.  Prior to joining Morgan Sports Law, Donna trained at a leading international law firm and then spent more than three years working in their professional and commercial disputes team.

The Lawyer Hot 100 (2021)

Donna was included in the prestigious list of 100 individuals, recognising the legal industries ‘brightest stars’.

Legal 500 (2021)

Recognised as a Rising Star. Donna was praised for being ‘relentless in probing the issues' and 'always searching for weaknesses in her opponents' cases to exploit’.

Football Black List 2019

Donna was included in the Commercial category of the Football Black List 2019.

Donna’s experience includes:

  • acting for athletes in commercial disputes and negligence and breach of duty claims;
  • acting for athletes in human and equine anti-doping proceedings;
  • assisting athletes with reputation management matters; and
  • advising athletes on regulatory and disciplinary issues.

Donna is praised for being ‘relentless in probing the issues' and 'always searching for weaknesses in her opponents' cases to exploit’.

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Legal 500 (2021)

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