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Will Buckley


Will graduated in law from Cambridge University and was then called to the Bar in 1987. He worked for Olswangs, the London Entertainment Law specialists, before leaving to pursue a career in the media.

Starting out with a column in G.Q his career took various divergent paths including hosting a prime-time sports quiz show on Channel 4, appearing in a sketch show with Armstrong and Miller, and defending Roger Seelig in the second Guinness trial.

In 1998, he returned to the Observer as chief sports feature writer. A job which allowed him to interview sports stars ranging from Bjorn Borg to Roger Federer, from Jack Nicklaus to Seve Ballesteros, and from Gary Sobers to Kevin Pietersen. He has also built up an unrivalled range of contacts among those who administer and run sport.

Will is the author of many books, including 'The Man Who Hated Football' (4th Estate), and has been a regular panellist on Fighting Talk (Radio 5) since the opening show.

In December 2010 Will joined Leathes Prior in a new consultancy role aimed at not only cementing the firm's position as the pre-eminent sports law firm in East Anglia but also rolling out their services across the country. In this capacity he is adding to the firm's reputation for developing innovative service offerings in niche areas.



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Sports Law


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