As the world celebrates a summer of football, tennis and athletics, Meadows Ryan Solicitors are introducing their Sports Law service.
The firm, which has offices in Weybridge and Central London, already works with several Premier League players, international rugby stars and sports clubs but it is hoping to expand its network of clients through its new specialist department.
The full-service law firm will offer a holistic service to athletes and sports professionals that offers support with sponsorship agreements, transfer contracts and deals, as well as caring for clients’ personal lives, including advice on property, family law and estate planning.
The firm can also assist with regulations, employment, dispute resolution, disciplinary matters and governance, as well as other areas such as brand protection, reputation management and tax.
While they already benefit from their Weybridge office being located near to Harlequin Rugby Club and Chelsea F.C. training grounds, Meadows Ryan is setting its sights further afield with plans to attract new clients from across England.
The new multi-disciplinary Sports Team is led by some of
the firm’s most experienced solicitors including Jodie Care (Employment Law), James Baker (Private Client), John Quibell (Commercial and Corporate), Christian Abletshauser (Family Law) and Piers Meadows, the firm’s Managing Partner and residential and commercial property solicitor.
Speaking about the launch of the new department, Piers said: “For a long time we have been working with a wide range of sports stars, athletes and clubs, providing them with advice and support throughout their careers.
“Given our extensive experience in this area, we thought that now was a great time to launch a dedicated department that can focus on the needs of the sports sector.
“We are excited to broaden our client base in this area and cannot wait to attract new clients from across the country.”
As well as working with individual athletes, Meadows Ryan also act for sports clubs, giving close support to the clubs and their members on a wide variety of matters.
“Our ultimate goal is to make sure that our clients have an ‘off the pitch’ team of advisers that can match their performance on the pitch,” added Piers. “That is why we provide a comprehensive range of advice and expertise to guide them through their professional careers and beyond.”
The firm already has the support of its sports clients, Danny Care, Harlequins and England Rugby Player, said:
“Piers Meadows and the property team at Meadows Ryan Solicitors continue to make my life so much easier. Their personal touch and attention to detail is second to none but most importantly, I know I can trust them.”
“They always manage to turn the incredibly stressful experience of buying a property into an enjoyable one.”
Former England, Chelsea and Manchester F.C. player Wayne Bridge has also benefitted from their services, he said:
“Meadows Ryan Solicitors are my one stop shop for all round legal support, advice and guidance. They always provide a personal and professional service and never fail to deliver.”