We deliver all round service to our Sports Law clients which allowing them to focus on what really matters – their sport.

Our clients benefit from comprehensive legal knowledge and expertise on all areas including:

  • Governance and constitutional documents (relating to companies or associations), rules, and regulations.
  • Commercial contracts
  • Commercial property transactions and management
  • Employment law
  • Licensing, copyright, trademark and merchandising agreements
  • Disputes with third parties
  • Issues arising with sports regulatory bodies and other disciplinary issues
  • Conducting independent inquires
  • Safeguarding
  • Operation of telephone legal helplines for members and clubs.

As a client, you will benefit from a team with extensive experience in the industry, including a former member of the RFU Committee and Chair of the RFU Disciplinary panel, an England Rugby union international and members of the British Association of Sport and Law. Above all, our lawyers understand the world and business of sport and have a personal passion for sport.

Our happy Sports Law clients include:
  • Bowls England
  • Amateur Swimming Association/British Swimming
  • British Eventing
  • British Blind Sport
  • Rugby Coaches Association,
  • The Elite Cricket Coaches Association
  • Various sports coaches and players

What do our clients say?

“The resolution of sporting problems is best undertaken by advisers who have a feel and understanding for the sport and Blythe Liggins succeeds on both accounts.” – Dave Collins (former UK Athletics Performance Director)

“Blythe Liggins speak the language that we want to hear and they have a great track record with sporting organisations.” – Tony Allcock (CEO Bowls England)

Want a Blythe Liggins sports law specialist on your team? Get in touch today.

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Meet the Sports Law Team

Kevin Mitchell

Kevin Mitchell

Kevin joined Blythe Liggins in 1994 after graduating from the University of Wales, Aberystwyth, and became one of the firm’s Partners in 1999. Since then, he has used his expertise and knowledge of the issues faced by our clients to provide clear, strategic and cost-effective advice to help them achieve the best possible results. His expertise covers business, charity, and sports law.

Kevin acts for a number of well-known businesses and charities and bring a calm, knowledgeable and practical approach to his clients.

Kevin can help you with a wide range of issues including:

  • Commercial property law
  • Purchases of freehold and leasehold properties
  • Commercial conveyancing
  • Business sales and acquisitions
  • Drafting and advising on high value commercial contracts
  • Charities
  • Sports law advice for governing bodies, clubs, coaches, and individuals

Kevin lives in Leamington and is married with two children. In his spare time, he enjoys playing golf and cycling but opts to watch the cricket and rugby rather than play. He is the Chairman of Leamington Cricket Club.

Get in touch today to find out if Kevin can help you with your business, charity or sports law queries.

Call 01926884705 Email kpm@blytheliggins.co.uk Download vCard

Nick Watts

Nick Watts

Position: Senior Associate

Nick qualified as a solicitor in 1998 and spent over 10 years at another Warwickshire firm before joining Blythe Liggins in 2010. His experience and detailed knowledge of commercial matters gives him a sound understanding of the challenges facing businesses. With a wealth of experience spanning over 20 years, Nick is adept at finding solutions to whatever problems may arise during a commercial or residential transaction to ensure his clients achieve their objectives.

Nick can help you with a wide range of issues including:

  • Commercial and residential conveyancing
  • Freehold & Leasehold sales and purchases
  • The creation of option agreements
  • Advising landlords and tenants in connection with their leases
  • Business sales and acquisitions for a wide range of businesses
  • Providing guidance on issues relating to management of companies and partnerships
  • Drafting and advising on a variety of high value commercial contracts
  • Sports law advice for governing bodies, clubs, coaches and individuals

Nick lives locally and is married with twins. In his spare time, he has many sporting interests including watching football and rugby. Nick plays golf and has been involved in coaching his son’s cricket and rugby teams. 

Get in touch with Nick to find out if he can help you with your business and commercial legal queries.

Call 01926884701 Email ndw@blytheliggins.co.uk Download vCard

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