Dan is one of the few solicitors nationwide to also be an active FA Registered Intermediary (more commonly referred to as a ‘football agent’) and he and his leading team have many years’ experience of acting for professional players and football clubs in contract negotiations or transfers. Dan is also one of a small group of solicitors in the country who regularly provides representation before Sports Tribunals – bringing to bear his wealth of experience as an advocate before the Employment Tribunals where he is a recognised leader in the field. The Sports Law Team, in 2010, successfully acted for Norwich City Football Club in its high profile libel case against the News of the World and Dan has appeared before numerous FA, Football League and National League Tribunals and Arbitration Hearings. In particular, he regularly deals with Rule K arbitrations, acting for clubs, players and FA Registered Intermediaries and he also advises those parties in relation to transfers, eligibility issues and a wide range of contentious and non-contentious matters.
Dan regularly commentates on sports law matters for national media and in the football world he has become a renowned expert in training EPPP and Youth Development disputes and issues, training compensation, Football Intermediary Regulations and regularly advises clubs, players and agents on the myriad of legal issues at play.
Outside of football, Dan has also appeared before the Motor Sports Council National Court being one of the few solicitors (if not only) to have won two appeals for racing drivers before the National Court. He has for many years acted for motor racing teams at all levels of the sport (including Formula 1) and numerous racing drivers.
Bringing together the firm’s established expertise in litigation & dispute resolution, employment, intellectual property, brand protection, defamation, immigration, regulatory and disciplinary matters, the Sports Law Team act for a wide array of sporting clients ranging from individuals to amateur and professional clubs to leading regulatory bodies. For more information on the work done by the team also see website www.fullcontactlaw.co.uk.
The Sports Team are one of the few leading teams in East Anglia. Dan Chapman has a great understanding of the realities of a professional sports business and continually impresses with answers tailored to the specific needs of clients.
Acting under the name Full Contact, Leathes Prior’s commercial, realistic Sports Team is exceptional value for money, representing clubs, agents, regulatory bodies and sportspersons. Employment expert Dan Chapman is recommended.
The partner-led practice at Leathes Prior centres on employment specialist Dan Chapman, who advised Seb Morris on motor racing matters including his 2014 deal to race with Fortec in Formula Renault 2.0 and 2015 deal with Status GP to race in GP3 and footballer Kieran Agard on his transfer to Bristol City being just one example of many football transfers handled by the team.
One of the region’s most active sports practices, which centres on the employment expertise of the no-nonsense and helpful Dan Chapman.
Leathes Prior Full Contact Sports Team has a national following and is praised for its exceptional customer service; Dan Chapman is an amazing individual with outstanding knowledge.
Tier 1 Sports Team are highly organised.