Ben Cisneros


Ben joined Morgan Sports Law in September 2020, having graduated with a First-Class law degree from the University of Cambridge (Selwyn College).

Ben works across the firm’s practice areas and has particular expertise in the sport of rugby union. His focus on rugby union has seen him published in The Telegraph, and appear on BBC Radio and Television. He is the founder of the website, Rugby and the Law.

Ben regularly acts as an advocate before sports tribunals, including the Court of Arbitration for Sport, and is also fluent in Spanish.

  • Advising rugby clubs on regulatory disputes, including Doncaster Knights RFC’s promotion appeal against the RFU;
  • Representing rugby players in RFU and EPCR disciplinary proceedings, including players from Saracens, Sale Sharks, Bordeaux and Agen;
  • Advising rugby players’ associations, including The Women’s Rugby Association and Pacific Rugby Players Welfare;
  • Advising rugby players, agents, and coaches on employment and commercial agreements and disputes;
  • Publications: Premiership Rugby’s Response to COVID-19: A Competition Law Analysis, Entertainment and Sports Law Journal 20(1) (2022); Spain’s Rugby World Cup 2023 Disqualification - Resolving Player Ineligibility Issues Ahead Of Time. LawInSport (26 August 2022); Challenging the call: Should sports governing bodies be subject to judicial review? Int Sports Law J 20, 18–35 (2020); A detailed review of disciplinary proceedings at Japan 2019 Rugby World Cup 2019. LawInSport (16 April 2020); How Rugby Union Is Responding To Covid-19: A Legal Update. LawInSport (21 September 2020).

“I couldn’t have asked for anyone better to represent me.”

Jaco Theron – Professional Rugby Player

"We sought Ben’s services owing to his strong knowledge of rugby union and the issues it currently faces. He quickly assimilated the problem posed and provided excellent input and advice which, undoubtedly, has made a difference. We hope to use the services of Morgan Sports Law going forward."

Stephen Lloyd – President of Doncaster RFC

"The Women’s Rugby Association would not have happened without the huge amount of work and passion that Ben put into getting everything across the line in such a short time. He is a true credit to MSL - not only in his work ethic but his enthusiasm to make a difference."

Danielle ‘Nolli’ Waterman – CEO of The Women’s Rugby Association

More  From  ben


In this episode, we discuss the newly-launched Women’s Rugby Association (WRA) – an independent players’ union for Allianz Premier 15s players – the formation of which Morgan Sports Law advised on.


In this episode we collate highlights from our 2021 virtual conference, ‘Head in the Game – Concussion in Sport’.


Morgan Sports Law’s Ben Cisneros is a guest lecturer on the Sports Management Masters degree course at Swansea University, on Friday 11 March.