Sports Professionals

As a sporting professional, we know how important it is for you to have confidence in your advisors. You need experienced and specialised legal support, genuinely acting in your best interests – safeguarding your sporting career and making sure that you are fully protected.

We provide a complete legal and/or agency service, specifically meeting all of the needs of your competitive and demanding industry.

From contract negotiations to legal disputes, the Full Contact team is here to deliver all aspects of support you may require as a sports professional.

With a wealth of experience working in sports law, our team of lawyers is headed up by solicitor Dan Chapman and also includes barrister Will Buckley. Dan and his team have an in-depth understanding of what you need, what is in your best interest and how to support your legal and commercial needs on all levels. Dan is committed to entirely ethical practice in line with legal and sporting regulations – so you can be sure that he and his team are genuinely in your corner.

Full Contact provides reliable, specialist advice in the following areas:

  • Negotiation of contracts with professional sports clubs
  • agency and representation services
  • Disciplinary and other sporting tribunal proceedings
  • Dealings and disputes with agents
  • Image rights, endorsements and sponsorship contracts
  • Property law
  • Tax and finance
  • Anti-Doping
  • Personal injury
  • Immigration/ Work Permits
  • Family law (including pre-nuptial agreements and divorce)

The type of support we can offer is wide reaching. Full Contact’s experience includes acting as a lawyer for an England international footballer in relation to his contract with a Premiership club, advising top level football managers on their contracts, providing immigration advice for an overseas rugby player and acting for several high profile individuals in Formula One and motorsport.

In addition to our specialised legal, advisory and agency services designed for the sporting industry, we have a strong network of affiliate organisations. These are trusted partners that we are confident to recommend – who we know will act in your best interests too. Read more about our affiliates here.

If you would like to find out how we can help you, please contact our team for an informal, confidential conversation.

Get In Touch


UK Offices:

+44 (0) 1603 281109

Irish Offices:

+353 (0) 1 524 9243

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