Sport & Leisure

We operate across the board of the sports and leisure industry. We represent sports clubs and athletes alike, as well as the wider leisure industry, including hotels and restaurants.

Our team is comprised of lawyers from each of our specialist areas, many of them talented sports people themselves. Our close links with Capital People Consultants means that we can offer a complete integrated service of expert legal advice, with an extensive range of consultancy and training.

From advising on governance structures to real estate, the issues we represent our clients in are diverse, meaning we have high expertise in all areas in which you need support.


Here are some examples of the work we’ve been involved in:

  • Advising a director of a football club on reputation management and his defamation claim against a national newspaper
  • Advising on Premiership football televisions rights
  • Intellectual property advice relating to a client’s revolutionary sports rehabilitation equipment
  • Property work on behalf of a pub-owning company involving the sale and purchase of premises
  • Property advice relating to the development of a new Championship football stadium
  • Claims relating to sporting organisations’ funding interests
  • Claims for and against major sporting organisations, mainly relating to their ownership or their property rights
  • Jockey club contracts
  • Equine stabling contracts
  • Sports Arbitration
  • Disciplinary hearings
  • Negotiating professional golfers’ endorsement agreements