Support the Portsmouth FC Tifosy campaign!

Portsmouth Football Club has endured a surreal roller coaster ride over the past 8 – 10 years.

From the heights if winning the FA Cup in 2008 and competing in Europe against AC Milan to successive relegations and financial meltdown, the club and its fans have been through the mill.

Led by Michael Dyer, a lifelong supporter, the Verisona Law team was instrumental in saving the club from oblivion, by creating a community ownership model that has drawn international acclaim.

You can read the case study here.

Crowd-funding a new academy

We are still contributing to the running of the club and are delighted to give some web space to its latest campaign: raising £250,000 to purchase a training ground for the first team and academy.

Amazingly this will be the first training ground Portsmouth Football Club has ever owned and will provide a valuable resource with which to develop talented youngsters and train the first team.

Every donation of any size is gratefully received and there are incentives ranging from official Pompey wristbands to season-long director’s box hospitality, depending on the size of your pledge.

If you would like to donate or simply find out more about this innovative crowd-funding campaign, please go to

If you need advice on any aspect of buying, running, rescuing or owning a football club, please get in touch.

Michael qualified in 1977 and was one of the founding partners of Dyer Burdett.  That firm successfully practiced in Havant for over 30 years, before it merged with another local firm in 2008 to form Verisona Law.

Michael is a Director and Head of the Corporate & Commercial department, specialising in all areas of corporate and transactional work, including acquisitions, mergers, start-ups and MBO’s. He leads the majority of Verisona’s high-value corporate and commercial transactions, and is responsible for the co-ordination of all legal services relating to such work.  

His commercial experience ranges from software contracts through to shareholders’ agreements and he regularly helps high profile clients in relation to media and entertainment law. He is also active in the insolvency field.

Michael is a trustee of two charities: The Peter Osgood Trust and the Hampshire Professional Golfers’ Benevolent Association.  He is also a non-executive Director of Portsmouth FC.


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  • Insolvency
  • Intellectual property
  • Corporate re-structuring
  • Acquisitions and disposals
  • Joint ventures
  • Agency and distribution agreements


  • Entertainment and media law
  • Sports law
  • Shareholders’ agreements



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