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Hammonds sports head Jonathan Taylor has been picked as the only private practice lawyer on the World Anti-Doping Agency's (Wada) new legal working group.
Taylor joins another six lawyers from around the world in the group, which will be responsible for examining the legal aspects of the proposed 2007 amendment to the World Anti-Doping Code.
The group is to be chaired by François Carrard, the former director-general of the International Olympic Committee. Other members include the in-house counsel for the International Cycling Union Philippe Verbiest and Richard Young, counsel at the US Anti-Doping Agency.
Taylor has previously worked with Wada on behalf of organisations such as UK Sport.
He said: "It's important that people feel they're involved in the Wada projects and it's good that people feel they have a channel to work with."
The legal group's brief lasts until 2007 and will see Taylor and his colleagues work part time on the code amendments, as well as any other outstanding legal issues that arise.
Taylor's practice encompasses all areas of sports law in addition to doping issues. He advised on the commercial arrangements for this year's British Lions rugby tour of New Zealand and acted for Chelsea Football Club in its attempts to win compensation from Italian club Juventus after it signed Adrian Mutu, who Chelsea had earlier dismissed.