Sports Senior Associate / Partner | JMC Legal

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Sports Senior Associate / Partner

  • GBP95000 - GBP160000
  • Westminster, London
  • Permanent

This role could prove to be the perfect stepping stone to Partnership. You might have hit a glass ceiling or be in a top-heavy team. Or, you might be a Partner looking to move firms to a market leader.

This firm was the pioneer of media law making it what it is today. This firm is steeped in a rich history dating back decades, from its early days of working with some of the Worlds largest music artists and helping them to monetize their earnings abroad through proper licensing agreements and tax savings to working on some of the country's most media-worthy legal cases. Just recently they acted for a member of the royal family in a high-profile case that was reported globally.

This firm is ranked highly in the Legal 500 and chambers and has won countless awards. They are known as a market leader in the entertainment, digital media, and creative industries and is highly regarded for its family, litigation, property, and corporate work.

The firm works with a client base that comprises; celebrities, royalty, global recording artists, actors, models, sports people, and well-known individuals who live life in the public eye. Aside from their celebrity client base, they also deal with HNW individuals and affluent individuals.

The firm is run incredibly well with a strong partnership, they are a tightly run firm that is highly profitable. Despite their decades in business, they are a modern firm, they are innovative and dynamic, and ahead of the curve in terms of its legal services. They put the client at the heart of what they do and deliver an excellent service.

Despite their focus on entertainment and digital media. They pride themselves on being a one-stop shop for their clients so that there is no need for them to go to another law firm.

They deal with an incredibly interesting workload. Just recently the firm acted for one of the largest-ever video game acquisitions in history.

The firm has a lovely culture running through all departments, everyone gets on well and there is a lovely social scene. You will also find the firm truly embraces modern working practices and was doing so way before this way of working became mainstream.

You will find a high level of collaboration across firms and departments. You will find there is a real emphasis on training and development, this is well demonstrated by the number of homegrown partners. The firm gives people real prospects and a clear roadmap for career development. The firm has a headcount of the firm is close to 65. They do not have the bureaucracy of larger firms, meaning they can make decisions quickly and are agile when it comes to the way the firm is run.

The role

The firm is seeking to hire a Sports Senior Associate / Partner to join the firm's office based in the heart of the West End of London.

The firm acts for some of the world's most renowned sports stars and athletes. The work that the department does is varied and broad and they have specialists covering a whole array of sports matters. They are open-minded regarding what experience the prospective candidate might have in the sports arena. The work the department does is broad and includes; contractual arrangement and disputes, sponsorship (event, broadcast and otherwise), endorsement agreements, event management agreements, event broadcast production and sales (television, radio and new media), Constitutional, regulatory and disciplinary and brand protection and exploitation.

This role comes with good prospects for career progression and development. Which could include a partnership with the right candidate.


  • You will be a Sports Lawyer with at least 5 years PQE (there is no upper limit regarding PQE)
  • You should have experience in business development and building professional relationships resulting in you generating business
  • Salary is highly competitive, you will also receive a lucrative bonus structure which is a % of billings. You will also receive an industry-leading benefits package.

This is a stand-out opportunity for a Sports Senior Associate / Partner to join this highly regarded firm in the West End of London.

Apply now for immediate consideration, feel free to give me a call for a confidential conversation.

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