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.

We offer a free 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

Employment

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

Financial Crime / Investment Loss

  • Cyber and digital investment loss
  • NFT and cryptocurrency fraud
  • Money laundering

Media Disputes

  • Crisis management
  • Reputation
  • Defamation
  • Harassment
  • Image rights and intellectual property issues

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.

Emma Hatley, Partner, Divorce and Family, Stewarts

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