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Simon Boyes

Simon Boyes

Senior Lecturer

Nottingham Law School

Staff Group(s)
Nottingham Law School staff


Simon is a Senior Lecturer and a member of the Centre for Rights and Justice.

Simon teaches on the International, European and Comparative Law, and Public Law and Human Rights modules on Nottingham Law School’s LL.B programmes. He also leads and teaches a number of modules on the School's LLM in Sports Law.

Simon supervises postgraduate research students, both in the field of sports law and other areas related to his expertise.

Career overview

Simon holds Bachelors and Masters degrees from the University of Hull, a PGCert in Higher Education from Nottingham Trent University and is a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy. He joined Nottingham Law School as a Lecturer in 2001. Prior to this Simon held positions as a Research Associate at the Centre for Sport and Law at King's College, University of London, and a Research Fellow at the International Sports Law Centre, Anglia Ruskin University.

Research areas

As co-ordinator of the Sports Law Research Group within the Centre for Rights and Justice, Simon's research activities are focussed in the areas of sports law and sports regulation. Simon is co-author of the leading student textbook in the field – Sports Law – published by Routledge.

Simon researches and publishes on a number of sports law topics, predominantly related to legal regulation of sports governing bodies, the relationship between sports self-regulation and the law, as well as the relationship between sport and the law of the European Union. He is able to offer supervision for research students across a range of topics associated with sports law.

External activity

Simon has acted as an external examiner for the examination of PhD candidates at a number of institutions, both in the UK and overseas, and is currently an external examiner for law programmes at other UK universities.

Press expertise

Simon is available to comment on all aspects of sports law. He has expertise across a wide range of legal topics related to sport.

Course(s) I teach on

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    Postgraduate taught | Full-time / Part-time | 2024