Sports Law Associate Solicitor

£45000 - £65000 per annum
30 Sep 2016
28 Oct 2016
Rachel Darlington
Job Title
Practice Area
Commercial Litigation, Sports
Contract Type
Full Time

Sports Law Associate Solicitor

Unique opportunity for a commercial litigation solicitor with a niche in sports law to join a Top 45 law firm based in Manchester.  You will work with recognised lawyers in both the legal and sporting worlds in this top flight sports law team.

The work really is outstanding, as a solicitor in this team you will work with players' associations, sports people, clubs and intermediaries on a a wide range of sports law matters including regulatory, contractual, image rights and personal matters.  The team acts on the whole scope of disputes including insolvency, helping individual sports people and particularly football insolvencies.  Attracting work from significant clients you will be exposed to international and domestic work - litigation, arbitration and mediations in various courts and tribunals including FIFA, UEFA and the Court of Arbitration for Sport.  You will also work as part of the wider commercial litigation team on non-sports related matters.

With at least two years' post qualification experience you will have gained an extensive knowledge of and strong experience in sport and football in particular and the legal and regulatory issues therein.  Ideally you will have a good understanding of financial information and understanding of company financial records and a working knowledge of tax and employment law is a distinct advantage.  You will have gained at least a 2:1 law degree with a strong drive and enthusiasm for this niche area of commercial litigation.

This really is a unique opportunity for a driven sports law solicitor, seeking a new opportunity to take your career to the next level with an international stretch and wider scope in a top flight sports law team.  This team is friendly and collaborative.  With an award winning, forward thinking firm behind you to allow you to progress your career to the top.