Football Agents

We are FA Registered Lawyers and are able to provide the services of an agent to players, managers and clubs in England.

The sports team operate from the firm’s London, Paris and Madrid offices. The team regularly work with FA and FIFA registered agents, English Premier League players, top level managers and leading European clubs in relation to contentious and non-contentious issues, players’ contracts, transfers and disciplinary matters.

We have extensive experience in dealing with the detailed negotiations necessary in player transfers and playing contract renegotiations at the very highest level.

Our multi-disciplinary sports team have the ability and a proven track record of successfully negotiating deals and litigating problems for our clients.

We bring a focused understanding of the business element of football to our clients. David Brown is a partner in the firm and head of the sports team. He has over 10 years experience in the football industry. David Winnie is a former professional with a career playing and coaching at the highest level in Scotland, England and Scandinavia stretching over 17 years We provide a 24-hour; 365 day service.

We put practical solutions into place whenever required. We also advise on media relations and have close contacts with crisis management and media handling companies.

The team regularly undertake the following services for agents, clubs, players and managers:

Players and Managers

  • General representation providing the services of an agent through the status of FA Registered Lawyers.
  • Negotiating, drafting and advising on playing contracts and employment contracts for managers
  • Advising on contractual disputes and disciplinary issues with clubs
  • Negotiating, drafting and advising on sponsorship issues and contracts
  • Drafting representation agreements and regulatory documentation
  • General advice on contract terms
  • Negotiating and drafting contracts in relation to image rights
  • Advising on and obtaining professional injury insurance
  • Advising players on insurance and claims issues following injury
  • General private client issues:
  • Preparation of Wills
  • Tax and investment
  • Sale and purchase of property
  • Family related disputes
  • Wealth Management

Clubs

  • Advertising of players available for transfer within the UK and overseas
  • Drafting Representation Agreements and regulatory documentation
  • Negotiating contracts relating to players, agents and corporate business
  • Litigation and dispute resolution including those relating to player disciplinary issues, transfers and player contracts
  • Representation at hearings before the FA
  • Representation at hearings before the FIFA Dispute Resolution Chamber and the Court of Arbitration for Sport
  • Handing complaints to FIFA's Player's Status Committee and Disciplinary Committee
  • Advising Clubs on insurance issues following player injury
  • Advising on sports regulatory matters
  • Advising on media and public relations issues
  • Advising on media, sports and intellectual property rights
  • Advising on corporate restructuring, shareholder transactions and disputes and property acquisitions and sales
  • Advising on immigration issues for sports professionals.

Agents

  • Advertising players on behalf of agents with a view to potential transfers within English and Scottish football.
  • Conducting transfer negotiations with clubs on behalf of the agents and players
  • Negotiating media deals for agents and players
  • Drafting Representation Agreements and regulatory documentation
  • Advising on legal issues and disputes arising from transfers, contracts and disciplinary matters
  • Representing agents in litigation in the English Courts, the FIFA Player’s Status and Disciplinary Tribunals, the Dispute Resolution Chamber and the Court of Arbitration for Sport.
  • Advising on and drafting Sponsorship and Commercial Agreements
  • Advising on immigration issues for sporting professionals.