Services for associations

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Our specialist Sports Law Team has vast experience in advising associations and governing bodies from various sports on a wide range of legal matters.


The team has advised the following sports associations:

  • The Professional Footballers Association
  • The Professional Players’ Federation
  • The Scottish Professional Footballers’ Association
  • The Manchester FA and Irish FA
  • The Rugby Players’ Association
  • British Athletes Commission

The matters we are regularly asked to advise on by sports associations include:

  • Advising their members should their respective clubs have fraud issues or go into administration
  • Drafting resolution and representation before governing bodies
  • Preparing and advising on commercial contracts
  • Reputation management Exploitation of image rights
  • Regulatory and disciplinary matters
  • Sports sponsorship
  • VISAs
  • Human resources/employment law
  • Establishing charities