Sports Law

We’ll protect your performance with robust legal counsel, rooted in a passion for the game. Our experience supporting athletes, clubs, sponsors, and organisers – from grassroots to global level – will give you a formidable teammate, whoever the opponent.

Key contacts

David King

Joint Head of Sports, Media and Entertainment Sector

I work with all kinds of people across England and Wales, from elderly clients to directors of multimillion-pound businesses, to ensure their estate is structured in a tax efficient and ethical manner.

Raj Pahuja

Joint Head of Sports, Media and Entertainment Sector

I have significant international experience, having worked in the Middle East and my clients include sports management companies, athletes, food and beverage businesses, and event organisers.

Join the winning team

Our sports specialists include commercial, contract, corporate and dispute resolution experts from across our teams. Fighting your corner in disputes, covering your back in new markets, and getting you into pole position for change, growth, or sale – our multidisciplinary project teams are geared up to help you tackle all your challenges at once:

  • Financial support for loans, assets, debts, and property
  • Corporate support for shareholding, governance, and structure
  • Commercial support for contracts, sponsorship, image rights, broadcasting, ticketing, venue management and merchandising
  • Dispute support and representation for contests between athletes, clubs, governing bodies, coaches, managers, sponsors, or suppliers
  • HR support for employment, recruitment, and immigration
  • Regulatory support for compliance, licensing, and standards
  • Property support for acquisition, development, funding, and disposal
  • International support for mega-events, visas, and overseas transfers.

Providing on-demand support remotely, or fully embedding into your own teams, our specialists will develop a deep understanding of your position before they act on your behalf, and help you win the game.

Match winning experience

Our sports law solicitors work at international level for individual athletes, team players, families, clubs, sponsors, venues, organisers, governing bodies, and any individual or party connected to sport. We have particular experience dealing with:

  • Premier League football
  • Premiership rugby
  • Professional and amateur athletes
  • World mega events including the FIFA World Cup, Commonwealth Games and Expo 2020
  • Formula 1
  • Cricket.

Whatever your sport, we have the experience, connections, and expertise required to help you take home the trophy.

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Hear what our clients say about us

Thank you so much for all of your support with our transaction. Our Chair of the Building Committee and myself are so grateful for both your professionalism and for the personal commitments that you both made to support the School.

The matter required a quick resolution to ensure that the school was able to secure the facility promptly, as otherwise there was a risk they would lose their existing use of the site altogether. However thanks to the work of Morgan and James, as well as assistance from the wider team of Paul Watkins, Steve Thomas and Oliver Daniels the school was able to secure the site and the assets of the outgoing operator in a timely manner.

Bromsgrove School Sport centre acquisition

I would like to reiterate my gratitude for all your help and guidance. It’s been a real weight off having you handle the situation, and the professionalism and efficiency of service has been exceptional.

Client Dispute between to equestrian practice owners

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