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Practical and informed legal advice relating to sport


The experienced sports team at Bermans provides specialist legal advice to a range of individuals and organisations across the industry, with considerable experience in football, boxing, rugby and horse racing.

We provide advice and support on all sports related matters, from contractual matters and sports regulations through to disputes and disciplinary/anti-doping matters. Our experience means that we understand sport and strive to help you reach the best solution.

We will always work hard to support you and provide clear and pragmatic advice to help you achieve your goals, whether that is helping you to solve a problem or grab a new opportunity. Whatever it is that you need advice on, whether it is straightforward or more complex, please get in touch for a strictly confidential to discussion and our team will advise on the best way forward for you.

Clients we work with

  • Players/Boxers/Athletes
  • Agents/Intermediaries
  • Boxing Managers, Promoters and Trainers
  • Horse Racing Trainers and Owners
  • Clubs
  • Governing Bodies

Key Services

  • Player/Athlete Contracts
  • Commercial and Endorsement Agreements
  • Representation/Promotional/Management Agreements
  • Disputes
  • Image Rights
  • Disciplinary & Anti-Doping
  • Rules & Regulations in Sport

Key Contacts

Fergal O'Cleirigh

Fergal O’Cleirigh

Fergal heads up the Property and Construction team in the Liverpool and Manchester offices. He specialises in commercial property transactions and his clients include property developers, investors, fund managers, banks and bridging loan companies.

Jon Davage

Jon heads up the Corporate team having joined Bermans as a Corporate Partner in January 2012.