Sport

Our Sports Law Team is headed up by Dan Chapman who is also the founder of the firm's specialist boutique sports law offering, Full Contact, which has an increasing national following. The team provide a comprehensive legal service to clubs, associations and individual sports professionals across the UK.

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 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. Outside of football, he has also appeared before the Motor Sports Council National Court. 

Dan regularly commentates on sports law matters for national media and in the football world he has become a renowned expert in training compensation disputes, Football Intermediary Regulations and regularly advises clubs, players and agents on the myriad of legal issues at play.  

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.