Hugh James

Sport Department

Wales
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Overview

As a firm we are passionate about sport. We are widely recognised as the leading sports law firm in Wales and our sport lawyers provide services to individuals and sporting organisations, including major governing bodies.

We offer a comprehensive service to sportsmen and women, helping them to manage life on and off the field.

We advise on:

  • contracts;
  • disciplinary hearings;
  • the legal consequences of sporting injuries;
  • image rights;
  • asset management;
  • property; and
  • financial services.

Sports organisations need lawyers who understand their game. For more than 20 years our sports lawyers have dealt with high profile matters, often controversial and sensitive in nature, for a range of sporting organisation to whom we provide informed and commercially focused advice on:

  • governance issues;
  • commercial and sponsorship rights and agreements;
  • disciplinary and regulatory hearings;
  • property;
  • construction (in particular stadium construction);
  • merchandising and licensing;
  • ambush marketing; and
  • funding.

We have worked with a broad range of clients including numerous former international rugby players, the Welsh Rugby Union (WRU), the British Boxing Board of Control and Ffos Las Racecourse.