Why do I need a sports lawyer?


18th January 2021

Working alongside agents, accountants, financial advisers and other professionals, sports lawyers look after their clients' welfare, allowing professional athletes to concentrate on what they do best. We look at why you need a good sports lawyer if you're a professional.

Responsiveness

Training hard and competing means that you don’t have much spare time, and when you do, you need to relax. Well, it certainly would be nice to be able to relax and not worry about other issues outside of your profession. This is where you need someone to help you out when the time suits you. This might just be at the end of a training session when you have a few minutes free before a meeting.

We understand that you have a hectic lifestyle, having someone with a track record of being there when needed will help put your mind at rest.

We’re on your side and able to offer that rapid response when required, as we do with our current sporting clients.

The complete service

From working with your agent in negotiating the best possible terms of a new contract, to moving home or dealing with a defamation case. You want to be connected with a law firm that can offer you everything, not just the specialist sports advice.

That one point of contact for all legal matters makes life easier. We have full practices with expertise that includes:

  • Commercial contracts
  • Corporate matters
  • Family law
  • Defamation
  • Property
  • Wealth management
  • Taxes
  • Employment

Commercial experience

Sadly a sporting career doesn’t last forever so it is crucial that you make the most out of it. This is where a significant commercial legal department can assist your agent to ensure no stone is left unturned and negotiate an agreement that is right for you.

A hawk eye – not the technology used to see if a serve clipped the line or not – but one belonging to an astute lawyer, could spot another opportunity or something that may be missing in a contract. With considerable expertise in contract negotiations, drafting and disputes, we can help maximise the value of a contract whilst also offering protection.

As an athlete, you will also have an opportunity to benefit from commercial deals that follow on from your employment contract and public profile. This is another area where sports lawyers can be beneficial.

Why choose Blake Morgan?

The simple answer is that we can offer all of the above – responsiveness, the complete package as a full service national law firm with five offices including one in London, and commercial nous. This is highlighted by the fact our lawyers are consistently ranked highly in legal directories. It helps that we can offer that personal touch with ad hoc legal advice on tap, from wealth preservation and stamp duty know-how, to helping to protect you from potential harassment online or if you are being defamed.

Get in touch with Dov Katz to discuss what we can do for you.

This article is part of Private Client Issues – February 2021

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