Sports Disputes Senior Associate

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Posted 30+ days ago
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£75,000 - 100,000
Area of Law:
Private Practice
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30+ days ago
Sports Disputes Senior Associate/Principal Associate - Leeds A leading national firm are looking for a Senior Associate/Principal Associate specialising in sports law to join their friendly and collaborative team in Leeds. This is an unparalleled opportunity to thrive in an internationally focused, fast-paced and exciting team. This is a high-performing and well-liked national firm with offices throughout the UK. They are known for being a great place to work, which is reflected in the awards they are consistently presented with, to include The Sunday Times 100 Best Companies to Work For'. This is an environment where people thrive and others want to join with excellent staff retention rates and their strong people culture. If you're looking for a move to an ambitious firm, where the high quality of work and culture are aligned, they have it all. The Opportunity: A unique and exciting opportunity has arisen for a Senior/Principal Associate lawyer to join the ambitious Sports, Media & Entertainment team, specialising in sports law. The team represents players' associations, individual sportspeople, clubs and agents on a wide range of sports law matters including regulatory issues and contractual matters, image rights and marketability, as well as on personal matters. As a sports lawyer in this team, you will be responsible for regulatory disputes and conducting international and domestic dispute resolution (including litigation, arbitration and mediations) in various courts and tribunals (primarily domestic sports tribunals, FIFA, UEFA and the Court of Arbitration for Sport). The Ideal Candidate: It is essential that you have good regulatory and/or dispute resolution experience from a leading law firm or in-house team, having handled complex regulatory/contentious sports law matters and ideally media & entertainment experience. The successful candidate will also have the following skills and attributes: · Qualified Solicitor with at least 5 years' PQE. · Widespread knowledge of, and strong experience in, sport and football in particular and the legal and regulatory issues involved therein. · Experience in entertainment & media will be favourable but is not essential. · Exceptional networking skills and the ability to generate leads. · Working knowledge of general commercial and corporate laws and employment law. · The ability to build and strengthen relationships with clients and potential clients and enthusiasm for business development. · Strong attention to detail. Whilst not essential, the ideal candidate will also have some or all of the following: · Language skills (ideally Spanish) or the drive to learn Spanish. · Contributions to/willingness to contribute to Sports Law publications. · Masters in International Sports Law. On offer is a highly competitive salary depending on experience and a comprehensive list of benefits tailored to you. If this sounds like your ideal opportunity and you would like to hear more about this role, please contact to arrange a confidential chat. Or apply now with a copy of your CV for immediate consideration! BCL Legal is an equal opportunities employer.
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