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.

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.

MORE FROM DONNA

JONATHAN CARUANA SUCCEEDS IN CAS APPEAL

Morgan Sports Law acts for Maltese footballer, Mr Jonathan Caruana, in his successful appeal to the Court of Arbitration for Sport (“CAS”) against a four-year ban imposed on him by the National Anti-Doping Disciplinary Panel of Malta (the “NADP”).

MAMADOU SAKHO EXONERATED

Morgan Sports Law acts for Liverpool FC and French international football player Mamadou Sakho, in the dismissal of a doping charge against him.

Rule 40 - An affront to athlete rights

It was hoped that the proposed relaxation to the IOC’s controversial Rule 40 would mark a significant advancement in athletes' rights, granting Olympians a fairer opportunity to market themselves at a key stage in their careers. However, the new guidelines have proved a disappointment. Mike Morgan and Donna Bartley examine the origins of Rule 40, the new guidelines and why this is such a serious issue for athletes.