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Our broad experience across a number of complementary practice areas allows us to offer a full service to individuals and organisations operating in the national and international sporting arena. We have experience of acting and advising in relation to a wide variety of sports, including football, rugby, motor racing, athletics, boxing, cycling and swimming.

We have acted for a number of premiership footballers and clubs and other high-profile sporting figures. Sports cases can be commercially and personally sensitive and our team is used to handling these issues with discretion.

We understand the legal and commercial realities of sport and our multi-disciplinary practice comprises experts able to act and advise on a diverse range of issues (see below for details).

We also have a specialist Equine team able to handle all issues in relation to horses and horse racing and also deals with injuries caused by and to horses and veterinary negligence.

Who we act for

  • Athletes and players
  • Coaches
  • Teams and clubs
  • Sports governing bodies
  • Sports scientists and researchers
  • Sports agents
  • Sponsors
  • Merchandisers
  • Broadcasters
  • Stadium, track and venue operators

Our areas of work include

  • Agency
  • Arbitration
  • Broadcasting
  • Contract negotiations and disputes
  • Disciplinary issues
  • Employment issues
  • Image rights
  • Injury
  • Intellectual property
  • Merchandise and licensing
  • Negligent treatment
  • Regulation
  • Sponsorship
  • Veterinary Negligence

If you need any assistance in any of these areas, please contact us on +44 (0)20 7242 2523 or e-mail enquiries@hardwicke.co.uk.