Nobody wants to deal with a legal dispute in their lives, but it is even more inconvenient when a dispute gets in the way of something you’re passionate about.

That’s why our experts offer specialist support when it comes to resolving a dispute for a client over their sports contract – so you can get back to the sport you love.

As part of our Sports Contract Disputes and Termination services, Blythe Liggins can help you with:
Employment contracts

Whether you’re a player, a club or a team, if you need help with any sport contracts, we can help. We can explain the terms of your contract, and help you navigate the commercial elements, outlining your rights and obligations.

Endorsement and promotional contracts

The commercial element of the sporting world can be daunting. Our experts can advise you on your rights rights when it comes to using names, images, and likenesses in sponsor’s advertising and promotion.

Settling disputes

If you’re an athlete, player or club that needs help resolving a dispute over a sports contract, our experts can work with you either through mediation or by taking legal action to help you resolve the issue.

Get in touch to help to resolve your dispute efficiently and discreetly.

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Meet the Sports Law Team


Richard Moon

Richard Moon

Richard qualified in 1988 having trained with a leading City Law firm and subsequently practised with a large Birmingham law firm. Richard’s experience and extensive knowledge of all matters relating to employment means that he can give his clients strategic and practical advice. Richard acts for both employers and employees guiding clients through what they might encounter in the workplace.

Richard can help you with a wide range of issues including:​

  • Settlement Agreements (formerly Compromise Agreements)
  • Drafting Employment contracts, Executive Agreements and Policy Manuals
  • Advising and negotiation of termination packages
  • Advising on employment aspects of business transfers (TUPE)
  • Unfair dismissal, unlawful deductions from wages, and breach of contract claims
  • Redundancy procedures
  • Grievance and disciplinary procedures
  • Allegations of discrimination, victimisation and harassment,
  • Managing performance and sickness absences
  • Negotiation and drafting of consultancy agreements
  • Sports law advice for governing bodies, clubs, coaches, and individuals

Richard heads up the Sports Law Unit at Blythe Liggins which advises individuals and governing bodies on a wide range of issues.

Richard is a former England rugby union international and Cambridge Rugby Blue who represented Cambridge University on the RFU Committee. He became a privileged member of the RFU in 2006 and was recently elected Secretary of the Privileged Members Association. He is also a former Chairman of the RFU Disciplinary panel in the Midlands. Amongst those who have consulted Richard for specialist advice are international rugby coaches, international athletics coaches and county cricket coaches, as well as footballers and rugby players.

Richard remains a keen sportsman and is Chairman of Ashorne & Moreton Morrell Cricket Club. He can be heard commentating on rugby matches for BBC CWR local radio and Five Live Sports Extra. He enjoys classical and contemporary music. Richard is a former Trustee of Myton Hospices.

Get in touch with Richard to find out if he can help you with your employment or sports law queries.

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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

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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