Ellis Cummings

Solicitor | Commercial Disputes

Ellis is a Solicitor in our Commercial Disputes team specialising in sports law and general commercial disputes. 

Ellis qualified as a Solicitor in July 2023 and has picked up a variety of work across a range of different commercial disputes. His key focus is on sports law and breach of contract claims though he has a particular interest in, and has enjoyed working on, matters that include defamation and trademark infringements.

Ellis regularly advises clients, both businesses and sports clubs alike, on PR strategy. He has prepared several press releases and has been responsible for reviewing statements prior to public release. Reputation management is a key part of his job and one which he enjoys.

He has acted on behalf of football clubs in their disputes before domestic governing bodies and regularly advises on such matters.


  • Commercial Disputes
  • Sport
  • Sports law disputes
  • Contract claims
  • Defamation
  • Multi-jurisdictional disputes

Recent work

Cardiff City Football Club £multi-million professional negligence claim
Acting on behalf of Cardiff City Football Club in a £multi-million professional negligence claim against its previous insurance brokers.

Cardiff City Football Club £multi-million claim in France
Acting on behalf of Cardiff City Football Club in a £multi-million claim in France.

Trademark dispute
Assisting a University in a trademark infringement dispute.

Supreme Court proceedings
Acting on behalf of a high-profile client to intervene in Supreme Court proceedings to achieve a successful result.

Dispute with the FAW
Acting on behalf of several football club in their disputes with the Football Association of Wales. These disputes have been regulatory in nature and have concerned the application of the domestic regulations.