Paul Gilroy QC
An impressive barrister who specialises in employment-related disputes, with highly praised expertise in cases involving football managers. He has also been involved in cases within rugby, swimming and boxing.
Strengths: "A formidable opponent who has won a number of important cases and has attracted great clients."
Recent work: Successfully obtained a stay of High Court proceedings wrongly commenced in a dispute between Everton FC and Mercato Sports, where the latter claimed a finder's fee in respect of a new signing for the club. It was found that the only claim available to Mercato was via arbitration.