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Sports lawyers advice for footballers

Hk Sport - Sports law firm

We’re sports lawyers providing expert legal advice to help you achieve your goals both on and off the field.

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Sports lawyers advice for motor sports

Hk Sport - Sports law firm

Helping you achieve your sporting goals through all the twists and turns, so you can cross the finish line first in every race.

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Equestrian Sports Lawyers

We’re expert sports lawyers and provide expert legal advice, to give you that competitive edge.

Providing sports legal advice needs effective training, sound tactics and faultless execution. Success in life can be a marathon, not a sprint, and it is important to be ready for all the twists and turns.

We’re sports lawyers that provide expert legal advice for sports organisations, clubs, players, athletes and agents that want to succeed off the field, as well as on it.

Take a look at some of the areas where our sports lawyers can provide expert legal advice for athletes, professionals and those involved in sport.

Contact us for a conversation about how we can help you.

We’re expert sports lawyers and provide expert legal advice, to give you that competitive edge.

Providing sports legal advice needs effective training, sound tactics and faultless execution. Success in life can be a marathon, not a sprint, and it is important to be ready for all the twists and turns.

We’re sports lawyers that provide expert legal advice for sports organisations, clubs, players, athletes and agents that want to succeed off the field, as well as on it.

Take a look at some of the areas where our sports lawyers can provide expert legal advice for athletes, professionals and those involved in sport.

Contact us for a conversation about how we can help you.

Just some of the areas where our sports lawyers provide expert legal advice.

Reputation

As a sporting career builds, so too does reputation. Professional and personal reputation need to be enhanced, managed and protected. We’re a sports law firm that provides legal advice to do just that.

Contracts

Any successful strategy needs to include clear, strong and beneficial professional contracts, between competitors, teams, managers, agents and advertisers, so that you can be sure to go the distance.

Wealth Planning

Once you’re in front, making sure you don’t lose your advantage requires careful planning and implementation. Advice on wills, trust structures and tax will help you keep ahead of the pack.

Building your brand

A strong reputation, and perhaps a trademark or two, results in an opportunity for endorsements and commercial deals. Ensuring those agreements are properly drafted provides an alternative source of revenue from your competitive career.

Assets

Your investments need securing and we can ensure that you know how to structure and protect your portfolio of assets – whether financial investments, artwork and luxury goods or property.

Family

You also need to be prepared should any unexpected challenges arise in your personal life. Cohabitation agreements, pre-nuptials, divorce and children are important and you have to ensure the best interests of you and your family are preserved.

Immigration

For international clients, we provide advice and assistance on the complexities of UK immigration law. Whether you wish to come in as a Tier 2 (Sportsperson) or as a Tier 5 (Temporary Worker – Creative and Sporting) migrant, we can guide you through international relocation – allowing you to focus on your game.

Disciplinary

Competitive sport involves judgement calls and the boundaries are sometimes blurred. You need clear and practical advice to protect your position and someone who will fight for you if the rules have been broken or a drug test result is positive.

Injury

Sport can be bruising and you need the right action should an injury impact on your career. We can work with you to ensure that if you are watching from the stands, you have the structures in place to stop you losing out.

Crime

Things can go badly wrong. If you have a brush with the law, we can be there with emergency legal advice around the clock.

Legacy

Your sporting career is about more than visits to the winner’s enclosure. The peak could be over within a few years so you must have a long-term outlook and focus on life after sport. Advice on business ventures, personal investments and other commercial agreements means that your personal and professional success does not stop at the finish line.

We’re a sports law firm dedicated to all the areas above and more. Get in touch with us to see how we can help you achieve your sporting goals.

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Testimonials

We don’t trouble our clients for endorsements, but here’s what the legal directories say about our sports lawyers..

Howard Kennedy LLP is ‘a real alternative to Magic Circle firms' - Legal 500 UK

Howard Kennedy LLP works exclusively for privately funded clients in high-profile criminal matters. Ian Ryan is the key contact - Legal 500 UK

At Howard Kennedy LLP, practice head Mark Stephens CBE is ‘pre-eminent in the field of freedom of expression’ - Legal 500 UK

Lois Langton is knowledgeable, details focussed and a strong negotiator, while polite and courteous - Chambers UK

Lois Langton "has an incredible grasp of the detail but can also see the big picture." - Chambers UK

Robert Lands of Howard Kennedy LLP advises clients in the arts, entertainment, fashion and technology worlds on commercial non-patent matters. Clients have "great confidence in his advice" and appreciate his "friendly and accessible approach." - Chambers UK

Robert Lands has extremely detailed knowledge, he is good at giving off-the-cuff advice. Sources appreciate his endeavors to understand their businesses and tailor his advice accordingly - Chambers UK

John Annetts continues to impress sources with his expertise in probate, wills and trusts. He is very able and will always give solid, practical advice - Chambers UK

Legal 500 UK

Howard Kennedy LLP is ‘a real alternative to Magic Circle firms’

Legal 500 UK

Howard Kennedy LLP works exclusively for privately funded clients in high-profile criminal matters. Ian Ryan is the key contact.

Ian Ryan

Legal 500 UK

At Howard Kennedy LLP, practice head Mark Stephens CBE is ‘pre-eminent in the field of freedom of expression’.

Mark Stephens

Chambers UK

Lois Langton is knowledgeable, details focussed and a strong negotiator, while polite and courteous.

Lois Langton

Chambers UK

Lois Langton “has an incredible grasp of the detail but can also see the big picture.” She handles financial issues and is also experienced in cross-border children work, including surrogacy.

Lois Langton

Chambers UK

Robert Lands of Howard Kennedy LLP advises clients in the arts, entertainment, fashion and technology worlds on commercial non-patent matters. Clients have “great confidence in his advice” and appreciate his “friendly and accessible approach.”

Robert Lands

Chambers UK

Robert Lands has extremely detailed knowledge, he is good at giving off-the-cuff advice. Sources appreciate his endeavors to understand their businesses and tailor his advice accordingly.

Robert Lands

Chambers UK

John Annetts continues to impress sources with his expertise in probate, wills and trusts. He is very able and will always give solid, practical advice.

John Annetts

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