Over time we’ve built up a strong network of professional connections in the sector, which not only helps us, but benefits our clients as well: if we don’t have all the answers, we usually know someone who does and, in the right circumstances, we can help clubs connect with people who may have something to offer in terms of corporate finance, investment, new commercial partnerships and outsourcing opportunities.
Our leading Partner, David Hinchliffe, has a great deal of experience working for football clubs and is highly sought after for his knowledge of football finance and corporate restructuring, being regarded as one of the key advisers in the country in this field. He is regularly called in by clubs who are looking to sell up and by high-profile individuals or organisations who would like to buy or invest in a football club.
You can find more detail about our Sports Group and its work here but our core areas of football work include:
“I rate them as highly as anyone in the sporting world. They have a great client base. They really look after their clients well. They are a top, top litigation sport firm”
“The team combines legal expertise with a commercial attitude and prompt service.”
“David Hinchliffe, who heads the team, is one of the foremost lawyers in the country dealing with the sales and purchases of football clubs. He understands the market and he finds commercial solutions to deliver the client’s wishes.”
“Walker Morris has commanding in-depth knowledge of the football industry. They are without doubt market leaders.”
“Outstanding client list and first class quality of both contentious and non-contentious partners.”
“David Hinchliffe is recognised as a leader in his field. He knows all that there is to know about football – as well as knowing all the individuals there are to know. David is a go-to football solicitor.”
Head of Sport
Restructuring & Insolvency
Employment & Sport
Intellectual Property, Trade Marks & Designs