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Mills & Reeve LLP

Sport

2 ranked lawyersBand 3UK-wideUK 2021 View ranking table

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What the team is known for

Healthy practice with an outstanding offering in football. Frequently represents individual players in contract negotiations, disciplinary hearings and high-profile employment disputes, including discrimination claims. Well known for representing professional footballers on the set-up of image rights agreements, and regularly represents players from overseas playing for English clubs. Noted for the strength of its presence in women's sport. Strong focus on significant doping cases arising in football.

Strengths

Clients say: "Their strengths are their clarity of thought and a real can-do attitude. This runs through everyone we have dealt with from partners to executive assistants."

Another reports: "The quality was excellent. They quickly understood our priorities and personalities and tailored their advice."

Work highlights

Advised Infront Sports & Media on its bid to represent all broadcast and sponsorship rights to all international rugby played over a 12-year period.

Notable practitioners

Carol Couse 's practice places strong focus on regulatory matters arising in football. A client reports: "Her knowledge was immediately apparent and her advice was very sensible, commercial and industry-specific. Her experience was very apparent and her drafting was good, clear and concise."

Mark Hovell is held in high regard for his depth of expertise as a sports arbitrator, with extensive experience acting in cases before the CAS.

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Sport


Carol Couse
Band 3
Mark Hovell
Band 3