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Sports Law

The Firm provides a wide range of services for people in sports. We have dealt with household names including hundreds of players, agents, and clubs on various matters.

We also provide advice to Clubs in relation to sponsorship and other commercial agreements along with employment disputes; including proceedings under the Football League and FA Regulations as well as Employment Tribunal and High Court actions.

Our team has been also instructed by a number of media businesses in the football industry and have experience of negotiating and drafting TV and film option and licence agreements.

recent Sports Law Cases

Recent highlights of our work includes:

  • Acted on behalf of an international boxing coach pursuing a defamation claim.
  • Instructed to convert a football club from a company limited by guarantee to a company limited by share.
  • Negotiated 4 year football club shirt sponsorship deal with an international media business.
  • Set up a football in the community foundation and dealt with the application for charitable status.
  • Acted for an international footballer involved in FA match fixing investigation.

We work with numerous sporting disciplines and are able to draw on advice and support from colleagues in the firm who are experts in corporate, employment, and other areas of law.


To discuss Sports Law issues, please either use the contact form on the right, email us at or call us on 01484 821 500 to speak to a member of our team.