The Sports law team at Russells has developed significantly in recent times and now boasts a prestigious client list across the sports world.  From individual sportspeople (including athletes, footballers, racing drivers, golfers and boxers) to sporting organisations, we have extensive experience acting for promotors, managers, event organisers and other sporting bodies.


We represent sportspeople on an array of commercial matters, not only relating to their professional career but also to help plan and structure their commercial affairs.  In addition, we regularly handle the more contentious matters in which our clients become involved including defamation, privacy matters and crisis management issues.  As well as advising at the start and throughout their sporting career, we also provide wider advice relating to their career post-competitive sports.

Our team draws expertise from across the firm’s Commercial, Corporate, Dispute Resolution, Reputation Management And Employment departments.  We also offer a full range of private client services to our sports clients which ensures complete discretion and “joined-up” thinking.  This includes Private Wealth, Family Law and Real Estate.


We provide a complete legal service for businesses and organisations in the sports industry including Commercial, corporate, Digital & Technology, Employment and Dispute Resolution practices. We have a deep understanding of sporting individuals and the industries that support them and we are renowned for our creative deal-making, skilled negotiation, commercial and pragmatic approach.

If you would like more information about how our sports law team can help with legal and commercial sports related issues then please contact either Steven Tregear or Sam Willmott on 020 7439 8692.