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Rix & Kay’s dedicated Sports Business Team provides specialist advice in the fields of both professional and amateur/grass-roots sports. The team is ranked in the top tier of the Legal 500 for its work in the sports sector. The Legal 500 is the leading independent legal directory reporting on law firm capabilities.

Our Team draws on the wealth of experience from across the firm to deal with a wide range of legal issues. Our work ranges from managing the commercial interests of professional sports clubs and sports people to every aspect of effectively managing amateur and grass roots sports clubs. This includes development of grounds and facilities, establishing charitable status and advice for sports clubs Directors and Trustees.

Our clients include county cricket clubs, professional rugby clubs and host of regional sports clubs across Sussex and Kent including at County level and sporting charities including Active Sussex (The Sussex County Sports Partnership Trust) and The Russell Martin Foundation.

Legal advice for sports clubs

  • Mergers & acquisitions and joint ventures
  • Governance issues in relation to sporting bodies
  • Commercial contracts including sponsorship agreements
  • Commercial disputes
  • Employment law
  • Ground development and planning
  • Corporate structures including charitable status
  • Arbitration

Legal advice for sports people

  • On-field matters (contracts, transfers and disciplinary matters)
  • Regulatory matters when dealing with sporting bodies
  • All tax, property, family, trusts aspects
  • Sponsorship agreements

Legal advice for sports club Directors and Trustees

  • Responding to governing bodies
  • Regulatory and disciplinary matters
  • On-field accidents and personal liability
  • All tax, property, family, trusts aspects
L500 leading firm

Rix & Kay Solicitors LLP is well-known for its sports law work, particularly in Sussex – acting for a range of grassroots clubs, charities, and governing bodies within the county. The firm is particularly notable for its work with a large number of local rugby clubs on various commercial, HR, and property matters. Department head Bruce Hayter has significant commercial experience and is particularly focused on grassroots sports.

‘Everyone at Rix and Kay is knowledgeable and takes time to understand my needs but what makes them stand out is their friendly approach, manner and ability to explain everything comprehensively.‘

Legal 500, 2021

Your most convenient Rix & Kay office.

Ashford Office

For all postal enquiries please use our centralised PO Box address:
PO Box 468
UCKFIELD
TN22 9GQ

Suite 4c, Third Floor,
International House, Dover Place
Ashford, Kent, TN23 1HU

Tel: 01233 225660
Fax: N/A
DX: N/A

Brighton & Hove Office

For all postal enquiries please use our centralised PO Box address:
PO Box 468
UCKFIELD
TN22 9GQ

7 The Drive
Brighton & Hove
BN3 3JS

Tel: 01273 329797
Fax: 01273 324082
DX: 59257 Hove

Sevenoaks Office

For all postal enquiries please use our centralised PO Box address:
PO Box 468
UCKFIELD
TN22 9GQ

16 South Park
Sevenoaks
Kent
TN13 1AN

Tel: 01732 440855
Fax: 01732 440854
DX: 30025 Sevenoaks

Uckfield Office

For all postal enquiries please use our centralised PO Box address:
PO Box 468
UCKFIELD
TN22 9GQ

The Courtyard
River Way
Uckfield, East Sussex
TN22 1SL

Tel: 01825 761555
Fax: 01825 764172
DX: 133963 Uckfield 2

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