Sam Comb

Science Analyst and Trainee Solicitor

Sam joined Morgan Sports Law in August 2019.

Sam is a member of the firm’s Science Unit which provides expert assistance on anti-doping matters

Sam also assists with the legal services provided in anti-doping disputes and works with the firm’s lawyers in other disputes work.  

Sam has an Honours degree in Biological Natural Sciences from Selwyn College, University of Cambridge (2019) and is currently studying towards the Solicitors Qualification Examinations.

Sam assists the firm’s lawyers in a range of work, such as:

  • representing and advising athletes and sports teams in anti-doping proceedings before the Court of Arbitration for Sport, and the tribunals of various national and international federations.
  • representing athletes in a range of disciplinary and regulatory disputes, including matters before the Court of Arbitration for Sport.
  • advising athletes, clubs, and sports federations on sports-related issues, including selection and eligibility issues.
  • advising athletes in respect of reputation management issues.

In addition to his scientific undergraduate degree, Sam honed his practical skills and knowledge by working in three professional scientific research laboratories.

 

OFOSU APPIAH EXONERATED

Morgan Sports Law successfully acts for Ghanaian player Ofosu Appiah in an appeal against a decision of the Latvian Football Federation Appeals Committee.

ARBITRATOR DIVERSITY AT THE COURT OF ARBITRATION FOR SPORT - PART TWO

In a two-part series, we examine how diverse appointed CAS arbitrators are in terms of gender and ethnicity. This article examines the importance of arbitrator diversity and how the CAS may be able to improve on the issue. Part one focuses on an analysis of the data available in published CAS cases.

COVID-19 AND ANTI-DOPING TESTING: IS VIRTUAL TESTING THE ANSWER AND THE FUTURE?

With the coronavirus pandemic causing considerable disruption to anti-doping testing world-wide, this article explores how virtual testing is being trialled and may prove to be a useful tool in the world of anti-doping irrespective of any pandemic.