We resolve complex, high-profile sports-related disputes and media crises

Our highly specialised sports team advises clubs, agents and elite athletes exclusively on complex disputes and high-stakes media crises.

We act on a wide variety of sports-related issues, leveraging our reputation and expertise in resolving challenging situations.

We offer innovative costs arrangements such as risk-sharing fee agreements, third party funding and after-the-event insurance to enable our sports clients to pursue claims and recover assets from a position of financial strength.

Our multi-disciplinary sports disputes team conducts litigation in the UK and can coordinate claims in overseas jurisdictions, working alongside specialist law firms around the world when necessary.

The Professional Footballers’ Association (PFA) partner with Stewarts to offer a legal dispute management service to current and former members to resolve legal disputes discreetly and effectively.

Stewarts’ advise professional footballers on legal disputes including career-ending injuries, employment, contract disputes, divorce and family issues, tax disputes and media-related issues.

We offer a no obligation initial consultation. Please contact us if you would like to set up a meeting with one of our specialist sports disputes lawyers.



Our specialist legal services for players, clubs and agents include:

Career-Ending Injury

  • Loss of earnings
  • Mental health and welfare
  • Private medical treatment fees
  • Negligent medical treatment claims

Divorce and Family

  • Divorce and separation
  • Financial settlements
  • Arrangements for children
  • Pre-nuptial and post-nuptial agreements
  • Cohabitation agreements


  • Contractual and HR disputes between players and clubs
  • Termination, settlement and non-disclosure agreements
  • Disciplinary and misconduct investigations
  • Exit negotiations and mediation

Tax Litigation and Resolution

  • NFT and cryptocurrency disputes with HMRC
  • Film and property scheme-related disputes
  • Tax bill negotiations with HMRC
  • Tax enquiries and investigations

Meet the Sports Disputes team

Our multi-disciplinary team acts on a wide variety of sports-related issues, leveraging our reputation for resolving challenging and complex disputes.

If you require assistance, please email your enquiry or call us.