DEPARTMENT PROFILE

Walker Morris LLP

Sport

1 ranked lawyersBand 5UK-wideUK 2021 View ranking table

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What the team is known for

Well-regarded Leeds outfit specialising in football-related matters. Acts for an array of football clubs on both contentious and non-contentious matters, with noted capacity on sponsorship arrangements and commercial disputes. Possesses considerable experience in football club sales and purchases, and brand protection and exploitation. Frequently active on sports regulatory matters including disciplinary hearings.

Strengths

Clients say: "They are a very dynamic firm and they are talented and hard-working. They are experts at what they do."

Work highlights

Advised Nottingham Forest FC on the signing of Carl Jenkinson from Arsenal.

Notable practitioners

David Hinchliffe leads the sports group at the firm and is noted for his depth of experience in football finance and M&A. Sources describe him as "the best in the country for football takeovers."

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David Hinchliffe
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