Football and sports law

Football and sports law

Verisona Law has a well-established football & sports law team. We advise or represent numerous clubs, associations and players in both the professional and amateur worlds. Led by Michael Dyer, the team is especially active in the worlds of football, golf and cricket and has a wealth of knowledge about sports governance, business and player matters.

Recently we have been instrumental in the turnaround of Portsmouth FC and its transition to fan ownership, and in restructuring Aldershot FC.

As part of a broad-based business and personal law firm, we can handle complex matters for you, spanning fields such as property, employment, commercial rights, finance and company turnaround.

If you are looking for expert advice and strong representation from people who understand sports, please put us on your teamsheet.

Ranked in the Legal 500

Verisona Law ‘punches above its weight’ when it comes to sports matters, with clients rating the practice for its ‘excellent service and extremely helpful industry knowledge’. It is singled out for its expertise in footballing matters, and acts for clubs, players and other other individuals on governance and regulatory matters, as well as employment and real estate issues. Key clients include Portsmouth Community Football Club, for which it continued to advise on the sale of the club, which completed in August 2017, as well as advising on the extension of the club’s occupation of its training ground.

The practice also acts as advisers to the Hampshire Professional Golfers Association, and assisted professional golfer Scott Gregory with drafting an agreement with Octagon, a sports and entertainment agency in sports marketing, sponsorship and athlete and talent representation, to represent him. Michael Dyer heads the team and is noted for combining ‘experience and knowledge with a sensible, practical approach’. The ‘excellent’ Sue Ball is also recommended.