Sports


For us, sporting success is as much about good coaching, sound preparation and intelligent strategy as it is about medals, trophies and beating the competition.

The business of winning.

Our aim with the sporting clubs, professional sportsmen and women, international athletes and governing bodies we work with is to support you through the complex issues that can affect sporting success.

We advise and guide a range of prestigious sports clubs on high-profile cases, which has earned us international renown in the sector – particularly in rugby, football, golf and cricket.

Our technical expertise covers contentious and non-contentious cases. We’re legal advisors to Cardiff City FC, Pontypool Rugby, Glamorgan Cricket Club and Wales’s regional rugby teams. We’re appointed to the UK Anti-Doping and the Gambling Commission legal panels, and we have links to UK and international governing bodies.

Expertise

  • Structuring and negotiating commercial agreements
  • Transfer agreements and contracts
  • Player and club disputes
  • Sponsorship, image rights and intellectual property
  • Disciplinary hearings and regulatory issues
  • Media and reputation management
  • Sports immigration
  • Stadium and ticketing
  • Sporting premises

Cardiff City Women turn semi-pro

Our partnership with CCFC is long established.

Our Employment and Immigration team first started working with CCFC over 10 years ago, in 2012. We have provided advice on a whole host of matters, those involving players and coaches as well as wider CCFC staff. Throughout our long-term partnership with CCFC, we have worked closely with Dawn Williamson, Head of Human Resources & Payroll at the Club as well as other key senior managers.

Since working on the CCFCW contracts, we have continued to work with the Club, most recently assisting Sarah Nightingale (Player Care Manager at CCFC) with preparing documentation for Academy players that are hosted by local families.

Discover how our Sports team and Employment experts assisted Cardiff City FC in becoming Wales’ first full women’s squad to sign semi-professional contracts.

Testimonials

  • He has the rare gift of being both an excellent lawyer and a sound and innovative entrepreneur. He also has a genuine commitment to protection of the environment, sustainable business and the synergy between the two.

    Stephen Tromans | KC
    39 Essex Chambers

  • Lastly for now, a huge credit must go to Catrin for her approach in driving things through to conclusion, a modern touch and one I haven’t had previously from other consultants in the locale.

    Simon Chiffi | Director of Estates & Facilities
    University of South Wales

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    James Jenkins | Departmental Administrator
    Valleys 2 Coast Housing

  • Amazing effort from you all, thank you.

    Darrin Davies | Corporate Director of Development & Growth
    Valleys 2 Coast Housing

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  • Stephen has been advising us on a complex environmental matter. Throughout he has been incredibly professional and has provided his advice in very short timeframes when required.

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    He also seems to thoroughly enjoy what he does and brings great enthusiasm to the table.

    I would highly recommend Stephen to anyone considering working with him.

    Anthony Binnie | Chief Executive
    Brockwell Group