Gateley Plc becomes key legal provider to the Sport and Recreation Alliance

Gateley Plc recently became the first UK commercial law firm to list on the London Stock Exchange.

We offer solutions-driven, flexible and commercial legal advice through a network of 10 offices in the UK and Dubai and our dedicated sports and leisure practice will ensure that you receive first rate support on all sport related matters. Our wealth of connections outside the legal profession means we can put together the right team to ensure the best result is achieved for you.

Gateley is a member of the Legal Panel Framework with experience spanning a wide range of sports clients from leading Premiership football clubs and International Governing Bodies to smaller National Governing Bodies and individual athletes.

As you would expect from a firm of our size and reputation, we are well equipped to provide any legal services our sports clients require. Whether that’s advice with governance matters, a dispute with an athlete over non selection or a high value sponsorship deal – we cover it all.

Some recent examples of the work that we cover in this field includes: -

- Drafting and helping the International Netball Federation negotiate the Hosting Agreement for the Netball World Cup;
- Assisting Everton FC with its agreements with a US Broadcaster;

- Ensuring that the British Table Tennis Association for People with Disabilities paved the way for good governance;

- Advising an International Ice Hockey player on an eligibility dispute with the International Ice Hockey Federation.

We of course recognise the vital role the Alliance plays within sport and are proud to have been appointed as its key legal provider. We very much look forward to working with the Alliance and its members.

For more information please contact our head of Sports & Leisure, John Burns on 0161 836 7923 or