Stewarts has partnered with the Professional Footballers’ Association (PFA) to offer a legal dispute management service to current and former members.

As an Official Partner Member Benefits provider to the PFA, Stewarts will be available to offer current and former members rapid access to a dedicated legal dispute management service that helps individuals navigate challenging, high-stakes situations and resolve legal disputes discreetly and effectively.

Current and former members will be entitled to an initial consultation with Stewarts as part of their PFA benefits.

Stewarts is able to provide players with advice on problems relating to injuries, employment, divorce and family issues, tax disputes and media-related issues.

Barrington Atkins, leading Sports Disputes lawyer at Stewarts comments:

“This partnership is a natural fit. We’re here to help players resolve disputes relating to their personal and professional lives. We know player wellbeing is very much at the heart of what the PFA does, and we aim to help players tackle any issues before they start to impact their wellbeing.”

James King, PFA General Counsel, said:

“We’re pleased to be able to partner with Stewarts to offer PFA members and former members access to respected professional advice and guidance on a range of legal dispute issues.

“We are committed to providing members and former members with a wide range of benefits, including professional services they may need both during and after their playing career.”


About the PFA

Formed in 1907, the Professional Footballers’ Association (PFA) is the union for all current and former footballers and scholars in the Premier League, the FA Women’s Super League and the English Football Leagues.

PFA members have access to a wide range of services and benefits, both during after their professional career. The PFA is the only football organisation that solely prioritises players’ needs, and offers a variety of educational, financial and wellbeing support services.


About Stewarts

Stewarts is a law firm like no other. Specialising in high-value and complex disputes, our track record of success for our clients has helped us become the UK’s leading litigation-only law firm.

Whether professional footballers are faced with a personal, professional or business-related issue, we provide unparalleled expertise, demonstrated tactical prowess and an unwavering focus on achieving the best possible resolution for our clients.

The strength in depth of our combined disputes offering for footballers provides us with a unique vantage point on interconnecting issues, giving our clients a cutting-edge strategic advantage in navigating complex problems in any facet of their personal and professional lives.

Our advice is tailored and holistic, going beyond legal analysis to address the wider practical, strategic and reputational issues to ensure our clients are well-placed to avoid further disputes and disruption to their lives.


You can find further information regarding our expertise, experience and team on our Sports Disputes page.

If you require assistance from one of our teams, please contact us.



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