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Sports Lawyer

£45000 - £60000 per annum

Managing this Role


Joey Medway

Headhunter - North West & Yorkshire
0203 865 2113

Are you an experienced Commercial Solicitor with a desire to break into the Sports Law scene? Join this L500 Top Tier Firm and be given the investment to become a real leader in the Sports Law world.

The Firm:

Despite housing only a single office in the UK, this independent firm has become widely recognised as a national legal heavyweight. Their exemplary reputation is regularly acknowledged by the Legal 500, with over 15 Top Tier departments in the North East.

As a commercial law firm, they have grown an entirely diverse and impressive client base, varying from small businesses through to international corporates and FTSE100 companies. Yet, their independence has actually enabled lawyers to deliver a truly personable approach, hard to come by with its competitors.

But their amiable personality doesn't stop there. The firm are pioneers for their employee-focused approach. Here, they strive to invest time in supporting, training and developing each lawyer at all levels. Moreover, they boast a close-knit, collaborative community across the departments with fun social and sporting events regularly taking place. This is reinforced by the hybrid working schedule that allows colleagues to work as little as 1-2 days a week in the office, facilitating a truly pleasant work/life balance.

Here, you will be given the platform to demonstrate your abilities at the highest level and receive continuous support as you grow and flourish in your career.

The Role:

This is a standout opportunity for a Sports Lawyer from Leeds to join the firm's vibrant Newcastle office, as there would only be a need to go into the office once a week.

The L500 Top Tier Sports team in Newcastle are led by a group of talented Partners, recognised as leaders in their field, who possess key specialist knowledge across the legal and sports market. With clients varying from The Football Association to Durham County Cricket Club, the work is broad and usually high profile.

You will carry out a diverse sports caseload including negotiating and preparing commercial contracts covering outsourcing, sponsorship and licensing, advising on sports governance and regulatory issues, GDPR, general IP arising in sporting matters and advising on special tax status of clubs from professional to amateur grassroots.

You can expect to receive a high level of support and significant investment in your professional development. You will be working alongside respected Lawyers, who will give you the platform to further expand your Sports network.


  • You will be an experienced Commercial Lawyer of 2 to 7 years PQE with some experience and/or an interest in Sports matters
  • You will have an excellent technical ability and knowledge of the legal issues that are key to the firm's sports clients
  • You will be keen to develop your legal knowledge and work collaboratively within the sports team to further progress the group as a whole
  • You will be comfortable working in a close-knit, collaborative environment with a willingness to get involved in business development


  • Competitive salary above the market rate
  • Lucrative benefits package

This is a highly rewarding opportunity for a Sports Lawyer to join the firm's dynamic office in Newcastle.

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