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Contract Disputes in Sport

Sports Contract Disputes

Sport is a highly competitive business to be involved in and disputes are a common feature. Sports business disputes are on the increase especially in the current economic climate. Farleys deal with such disputes on both a national and international scale.

Our solicitors possess a wealth of experience in acting for agents, brand owners, event organisers, promoters, companies and clubs who may find themselves involved in such disputes. Our unique experience allows us to deal with the most complex of sports contracts with the ultimate aim of seeking an efficient and cost-effective solution tailored to the needs of each and every client.

Alternative Dispute Resolution and Scope for Early Settlement

There are numerous ways a dispute can be resolved depending on the specific facts and circumstances of the case in question. The court proceedings route can be extremely time consuming, expensive and uncertain. Recently there has been a rise in out of court settlement with Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) increasing in popularity.

This is due to the fact that it can be a much cheaper, less stressful and more certain method of resolving a dispute whether this be through mediation or arbitration. Our expert lawyers will provide you with a detailed early evaluation on the scope to settle your case via ADR and any further options that may be available to you.

Recent Cases

We have recent experience of resolving sports business disputes relating to:

  • A case between a Premier League footballer and an agent;
  • An appearance at a Premier League Board Hearing;
  • A case relating to compensation due to a Premier League footballer due under a contract;
  • A contractual dispute between two major sports brands;
  • Doping violations and disputes with supplement companies;
  • A dispute between a sports club and its governing body.

Seeking Specialist Legal Advice

It is imperative to seek legal advice at the earliest possible opportunity in order to minimise cost and increase the chances of settling the matter. Here at Farleys Solicitors we provide our clients with clear, commercial advice at the outset and evaluate any available options whether this be the use of ADR or commencing, maintaining or defending a claim through the courts.

We adopt a results focussed approach for each and every client and we will discuss the advantages and disadvantages of any possible options you may have available to you. Our aim is to find the most cost effective and efficient solution possible whilst maintaining the interests of the business.

Contact a Specialist in Sports Contract Disputes

For specialist advice regarding a contract dispute please contact our Sports Law department to speak with an experienced solicitor on
0333 331 5984, alternatively please complete an online enquiry form.

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