National law firm, Gateley Plc, and the Sport and Recreation Alliance (Alliance) have announced a new corporate partnership.
The partnership will see Gateley Plc become the main legal provider for the Alliance, an umbrella organisation for the governing and representative bodies of sport and recreation in the UK, representing 320 members, including the FA and UK Athletics.
Commenting on the partnership, John Burns, Head of Sports at Gateley Plc said: "Our team is already a member of the Legal Panel Framework for UK sports governing bodies. We recognise the vital role that the Alliance plays within sport and we are excited at the prospect of getting more involved with the wide range of work they do.
“We have experience in dealing with a whole range of sports clients from leading Premiership Football clubs and International Governing Bodies to smaller National Governing Bodies and individual athletes; and so I am proud that our work within sport has been recognised by the Alliance.”
The Sport and Recreation Alliance aims to aid its members, who are governing bodies of sport and recreation, in promoting participation and with their general running. This includes representing their views to decision makers, promoting the interests of sport and recreation and campaigning on the issues that most affect its members.
Luke Roberts, Business Development Manager at the Sport and Recreation Alliance, said “we are delighted to welcome Gateley Plc as a new Partner and we look forward to working closely with the team so that our member organisations can benefit from the range of legal services on offer.”
Gateley Plc made history recently when it became the first UK commercial law firm to float on the AIM market of the London Stock Exchange.