Our Sports Business Team consists of a multi-disciplinary team of specialist solicitors who regularly advise clients in a variety of sports from grass roots through to extreme as well as advise on high profile legal issues for sports personalities and organisations.
Solicitors dedicated to the sports industry…
Our team are able to draw on the wealth of experience across all issues facing the sports industry and can advise on the best commercial approach through strategic business solutions.
The Sports Business Team act for a variety of sporting clients including premier league, championship and grass roots football clubs and individuals. We also act for county cricket clubs, adventurers and arctic explorers, professional rugby league clubs and Olympic hopefuls. We also act for sponsors, promoters, agents, event organisers and rights holders.
Rix & Kay has established a firm following among regional cricket, football and rugby clubs, in addition to acting for sporting charities such as Active Sussex, and a number of high-profile sports personalities. Recent highlights include acting for Hellingly Rugby Football Club on its company incorporation, and acting for the Ansty Village Centre Steering Committee on the merger of the activities of the cricket club, football club and other entities and their respective assets and charitable activities into a new charitable incorporated organisation, as well as assisting with the construction of a new sports and social centre and the demolition of the existing centre. Firm chairman and sports department head Bruce Hayter has an extensive track record working with grass roots sports teams and clubs. Also recommended are Richard Cripps, who focuses on sports-related corporate transactions, and Alan Zeal, who regularly acts for amateur rugby clubs on governance issues.