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Dispute Resolution (Sports) Lawyer

£45000 - £70000 per annum
Manchester Manchester

Managing this Role


Joey Medway

Headhunter - North West & Yorkshire
0203 865 2113

Are you a Litigation lawyer with a keen interest in working with some of the most high-profile Sports clients in the UK? Join this leading practice and advise on a broad scope of football-related disputes for Premier League & EFL clubs, players & agents, with strong prospects to progress through the ranks.

Homing a multitude of offices across the North, this leading regional practice have firmly cemented themselves as fierce competitors in the legal market. Notably, they have built a strong reputation through their excellent service and sector-specialist knowledge, leading to numerous referrals and repeat client business.

Stemming from within, an emphasis on 'people-first' is where the firm takes pride in being different. Alongside incremental training and development, they employ a flexible working schedule which allows staff to find their own harmonious balance between home and work life. This approach has subsequently led to fruitful client relationships, continued business growth & productivity and longstanding teams of talented lawyers.

Here, you will feel constantly stimulated by the high-quality level of work that comes in abundance, with tailored support to ensure you reach your full potential, which is why this firm boasts an impressive employee retention rate.

The Role:

  • This is a standout opportunity for a Dispute Resolution Lawyer to join the firm's vibrant office in Manchester, with hybrid working in place
  • Ranked in the Legal 500, the Litigation department work primarily with athletes, clubs and leagues within the Sports sector on a full array of contentious issues
  • As such, you will have an impressive caseload covering all aspects of football-related litigation, including general disputes, high-court litigation, media disputes and defamation cases
  • Given the nature of the client base, your work will involve advising on disputes before a broad range of resolution forums, such as Premier League & EFL arbitrations, UEFA disciplinary bodies, FA Regulatory Commissions, the FIFA Football Tribunal and the Court of Arbitration for Sport
  • As a lawyer, you will have the opportunity to mentor the junior members of the team and get involved with business development
  • In return, you can expect to receive plenty of opportunities to further progress within the team towards director and partner level

The Ideal Candidate:

  • A qualified Commercial Litigation Solicitor from NQ to 6 years PQE
  • Genuine interests in the Sports & Media sectors
  • Excellent communication skills
  • A team player with excellent attention to detail


  • Competitive salary & benefits package
  • Flexible working

This is a highly rewarding opportunity for a Dispute Resolution Lawyer to join the firm's dynamic office in Manchester.

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