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Our team of Sports Law Solicitors won - Best Professional Service Business Serving Football - Football Business Awards 2014

Brabners’ sports team is recognised nationally and internationally as a leading team of cross disciplinary lawyers, which has been setting standards and providing specialist legal advice in the sports and recreation arena for over 30 years.

The team advises a vast range of entities within sport including international and local federations, national governing bodies, clubs, teams, player/athlete unions, intermediaries, individual sports men and women, sponsors and commercial partners, event organisers and event hosts, broadcasters, merchandising licensees, marketing and sports agencies, media and technology companies.

Similarly, our clients represent a diverse range of sporting disciplines and accordingly our legal expertise spans football, rugby union, rugby league, swimming, cycling, golf, cricket, athletics, canoeing and water sports, tennis and other racquet sports, basketball, martial arts, snow sports, disability sports and Gaelic sports, to name a few. 

Our team is led by Maurice Watkins CBE, (named 2014 International Sports and Entertainment Lawyer of the Year at Who’s Who Legal Annual Awards New York) together with other senior members of the team including Lydia Edgar (Head of Sports Sector Group and specialist employment lawyer), Sam Mabon (a leading corporate lawyer recognised for his expertise in the sports industry) and Jason Smith (recognised as one of the country’s most experienced sports lawyers).

Over many years we have gained experience of the strategic and daily issues that our clients in the industry face. We are alive to the ever changing environment in which they are required to operate. As such, we are best placed to offer pro-active support and guidance to enable them to meet those challenges, whether they be regulatory, financial, constitutional, political, social or economic.

Our areas of legal expertise include:

Recognition: Our firm was named as “Best Professional Service Business Serving Football” in the 2014 Football Business Awards 2014. 

Chambers 2017
Strengths: "We have found Brabners to be top of the pile in terms of client service in particular, with incredibly quick response times, and with advice having been provided extremely quickly and efficiently."
"They've got a very strong presence. They're always thereabouts when there's a big dispute."

Chambers 2016
Strengths: "They are specialists in the field, they know the regulations inside out and you get a quick response from them."

"They have always had similar cases and can relate your case to something they have already worked on, so you get a good gauge for your position in your circumstances."

"We have a relationship our business cherishes as the knowledge and respect they have within the industry provides further credibility to our business."

We encourage you to “meet the team” and to view our Legal 500 and Chambers & Partners rankings and commentaries.  We also invite you to contact us at Lydia.Edgar@brabners.com or Sam.Mabon@brabners.com for further information.

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