We provide expert sports 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 a sports law firm that provides 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 we provide expert sports legal advice.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Things can go badly wrong. If you have a brush with the law, we can be there with emergency legal advice around the clock.
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.
We don’t trouble our clients for endorsements, but here’s what the legal directories say about us.
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’