Why Choose Us?
In This Section
- Player/athlete contracts
- Player breaches
- Manager contracts
- Club contracts
- Club breaches
- Agent representation agreements
- Kit and sportswear disputes
- Intellectual Property disputes
- Commission disputes
- HMRC issues
- Licensing, media and broadcasting
- Regulatory and governance issues
- Sports marketing
- Central contracts in cricket
Blackstone Solicitors provides legal advice on matters relating to club contracts across a variety of sports.
Professional, semi-professional and amateur clubs will all encounter contractual obligations at one time or other whatever sport. Negotiating contracts with players, suppliers, advertisers and sponsors can often be complex with far reaching consequences if the contract is not all encompassing.
Obtaining experienced legal counsel before entering into a contract ensures that your interests are adequately safeguarded and that you are able to maximise the earning potential of any agreements. If you fail to do so, you risk reducing any commercial benefits, both in the short and/or long term.
Numerous sports contracts feature unique clauses that may restrict a club’s future actions. Falling foul of these restrictions can often result in litigation, which can be costly and often carries negative publicity with it.
We can provide all of the expert legal assistance you need in negotiating a club contract and have considerable experience in this area of law.
We place huge emphasis on getting things done properly and efficiently. This is especially true when providing legal advice concerning club contracts and any possible disputes that may occur with your contract. We will comprehensively ensure all the necessary provisions for each party are properly set out, fulfilling every aim and objective.
Regardless of the value of the contract or the size or nature of the club, our solicitors have the experience and specialist knowledge to help you achieve an outcome that is both fair and beneficial. We will take the time to make sure you fully understand the agreement and its objectives, as well as what is expected of each party to the contract.
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Why Legal Help is Important
At Blackstone, we can help to ensure the agreement is favourable to you and gives you the very best chance of achieving the outcome you are looking for. Club contracts can often be complex and detailed documents and it is therefore imperative that you seek expert legal help to ensure any contract you sign, is suitable and correct.
We provide various services for sports clubs looking to sign a contract, including advising on the agreements, making sure everything is checked thoroughly and is in the club’s best interests.
We can advise on various areas related to club contracts including:
- Club contracts and any related paperwork
- Image rights agreements
- Bonus provisions and “buy-out” clauses in player contracts, which need to be negotiated and drafted
- Issues covered within representation agreements, including compensation provisions and other compliance concerns
- Sponsorship agreements
- Agreements with broadcasters, event managers and promoters.
Get in Touch
Find out more about our services and how our sports solicitors can help you and your career by getting in touch today. Simply call us on 0330 808 0849 or complete our online enquiry form and a member of the team will call you back at a convenient time.
We are able to help individuals throughout the North West, the rest of the UK and internationally from our offices in Cheshire and London.