Sports Law

Meadows Ryan sports department represents a wide range of clients in matters relating to professional and amateur sports, including athletes, teams, sports facilities, athletic associations, television networks, sponsors and agencies.

Our 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) and Piers Meadows, the firm’s Managing Partner (residential and commercial property).

Our professionals collaborate to provide a comprehensive range of advice and expertise to guide athletes, and their institutions, through the ever changing challenges of the industry and beyond.

Having acted for several Premier League players, international rugby stars and sports clubs, we are well versed in meeting the varying needs and demands of our clients in this sector.

Uniquely, we cover all relevant disciplines, including:

  • Players’ contracts and transfers
  • Reputation management
  • Employment issues (including discrimination claims and settlement agreements)
  • Private client/tax
  • Commercial agreements (including media, sponsorship and image rights)
  • Club Rules and Constitutions
  • Sponsorship
  • Immigration
  • Real estate
  • Commercial property
  • Sports technology
  • Disciplinary
  • Finance, insolvency and restructuring

Introducing our Sport Law Department

To find out more about Meadows Ryan’s wide range of Sport Law Services, please visit or contact Jodie Care by emailing