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Daniel Draper

Partner

Daniel is a Joint Managing Partner based in Farleys’ Manchester City Centre office.

Alongside his management role, Daniel is a renowned commercial litigator, with over 16 years’ experience in commercial disputes. He also has particular expertise in the sport sector, acting for a wide range of high-profile names in football, boxing and athletics; and has spearheaded the growth of Farleys’ sports law department over the last 10 years.

Daniel specialises in commercial disputes dealing with breach of contract claims, property claims, partnership disputes, insolvency, and injunctions. With a particular interest in professional negligence litigation, Daniel is a member of the Professional Negligence Lawyers’ Association.

As a leading sports lawyer, Daniel has extensive experience representing clients before FA Arbitrations, Football Disciplinary Commission Panels, applications before the Premier League Board, and has acted for a number of footballers in contract negotiations with English Premier League Clubs. He also represents boxing promotors, managers and boxers in the negotiation of contracts, claims, and disciplinary actions before the British Boxing Board of Control.

Daniel has extensive experience in arbitration and represents clients in sensitive, complex and high value contractual disagreements in all the main arbitral forums.

Daniel is regularly recommended by the Legal 500 for his work, and is often asked to comment in the media with his sports law expertise.

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What people say about Daniel

"Dan Draper really understands the commercial realities of operating a business. He is particularly strong on partnership and LLP disputes."

- Legal 500 Guide 2023

2023-10-23T12:19:27+01:00

- Legal 500 Guide 2023

"Dan Draper really understands the commercial realities of operating a business. He is particularly strong on partnership and LLP disputes."
"Daniel Draper showed leadership and the rare quality of both being clever and wise. His engagement style was received well and he was a reliable compass through a storm." - Legal 500 Guide 2021
2023-09-22T12:59:50+01:00
"Daniel Draper showed leadership and the rare quality of both being clever and wise. His engagement style was received well and he was a reliable compass through a storm." - Legal 500 Guide 2021
"Daniel Draper has a deep knowledge and has gone above and beyond and provided advice outside of the case he has been working on. With Daniel I do not feel that I am just a part of the profit and loss account and more of a respected client. He has been easy to communicate with and clear in his actions. I have recommended Daniel to my accountant who has also commented that Daniel was very capable solicitor in settling his business dispute." - Legal 500 Guide 2023
2023-09-22T12:57:19+01:00
"Daniel Draper has a deep knowledge and has gone above and beyond and provided advice outside of the case he has been working on. With Daniel I do not feel that I am just a part of the profit and loss account and more of a respected client. He has been easy to communicate with and clear in his actions. I have recommended Daniel to my accountant who has also commented that Daniel was very capable solicitor in settling his business dispute." - Legal 500 Guide 2023
"Dan Draper’s knowledge of the boxing world is second to none. He is able to get deals done, and is the person you want in your corner if anything goes wrong."

- Legal 500 Guide 2023

2023-10-23T12:09:17+01:00

- Legal 500 Guide 2023

"Dan Draper’s knowledge of the boxing world is second to none. He is able to get deals done, and is the person you want in your corner if anything goes wrong."
“Daniel Draper is the stand-out individual at the firm. Dan has an excellent grasp on the regularity regimes that apply sports disputes and marries that well with an astute commercial awareness.” - Legal 500 Guide 2022
2023-09-22T12:57:57+01:00
“Daniel Draper is the stand-out individual at the firm. Dan has an excellent grasp on the regularity regimes that apply sports disputes and marries that well with an astute commercial awareness.” - Legal 500 Guide 2022
“Dan Draper – very sector aware and able to tailor his manner and approach to different styles – including handling personalities well. Knows the regulatory regime backwards (including for example drugs testing). Very personable and low key style.” - Legal 500 Guide 2022
2023-09-22T12:58:39+01:00
“Dan Draper – very sector aware and able to tailor his manner and approach to different styles – including handling personalities well. Knows the regulatory regime backwards (including for example drugs testing). Very personable and low key style.” - Legal 500 Guide 2022

Professional Memberships

Daniel is a member of the Professional Negligence Lawyers’ Association and the British Association for Sport and the Law.

Accreditations

The Legal 500 – The Clients Guide to Law Firms

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