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 managerial contracts across a variety of sports.
The sporting world is often associated with reports of managers that have been fired or whose jobs are under threat for one reason or another. The fortunes of a team manager are nearly always tied to the performance of the players under their charge. That doesn’t mean he or she can’t steer the direction of their work in some way. The inverse should be true, but termination provisions in management contracts aren’t always reflective of this. Most management positions are compensated with a bonus of some sort based on performance. Explicit provisions tied to a lack of success could be negotiated. We can provide all of the expert legal assistance you need in negotiating a manager 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 manager 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 where you are in your career, 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.
Why Legal Help is Important
At Blackstone, we can help to ensure the agreement is fair and gives you the very best chance of achieving the outcome you are looking for. Manager 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.
“The service I received I could definitely say was well timed, accurate and has been done as quick as I could imagine.”
We provide various services for managers looking to sign a contract, including advising on the agreements, making sure everything is checked thoroughly and is in your best interests.
We can advise on various areas related to manager contracts including:
- Manager contracts and any related paperwork
- Image rights agreements
- Bonus schemes and “buy-out” clauses in manager contracts, which need to be negotiated and drafted
- Image Rights
- Issues covered by the Intermediary Regulations, such as what should be included in a representation agreement, what kinds of compensation are allowed, and other compliance concerns
- Sponsorship agreements.
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.