Our dedicated sports legal team work with top-flight sporting clubs such as Premiership and Championship football clubs, golf and cricket clubs on a full range of legal matters.

More about Sports

More about Sports

The Sports Group at Forbes is made up of members of the commercial, commercial property, employment, licensing and dispute resolution departments. The Group has experience of working with Premiership and Championship football clubs , golf and cricket clubs and also sports and social clubs on the full range of legal matters including:

  • Sponsorship and image rights agreements

  • Financing and restructuring

  • Employment matters

  • Property

  • Licensing

  • Commercial contracts and disputes

  • Defence of injury claims

The lawyers in the group have particular expertise in working with football clubs on the full range of legal areas required by club management. The Group has been Highly Commended at the North West Football Awards for its professional expertise and support of grassroots football.

Our dedicated Sports team


Partner, Governance, Procurement & Information

Daniel Milnes

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Partner, Insurance

David Mayor

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Partner and Head of Department, Commercial

John Pickervance


Partner and National Head of Employment & Education, Employment & HR

Jonathan Holden

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