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Senior Sports Lawyer Consultancy

Optimal Recruitment Solutions Ltd

Manchester

Permanent

£NEG

M11AF

Posted: 21/01/2023

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Our client is a firm of specialist solicitors, who pride themselves on being approachable and friendly and getting the right result.  They empower clients to make decisions in their cases with the knowledge and understanding they need. The firm has been recently bought out and is now expanding into new areas of legal services bringing the top lawyers together from across the country.

We are now supporting their search for a new Senior Sports Lawyer to support their growth within the Sports Law Team.

This role will see you advising on a wide variety of corporate and commercial matters, including transactional work, M&A, corporate advisory, private equity, re-organizations, player transfer funding/finance/discounting transactions, club ownership related issues, general company secretarial matters, football transactional documentation, commercial rights agreements (including sponsorship, licensing, broadcast and other content exploitation), and general commercial contracts and advice. 

You will be required to work closely with the firm's partners on a range of high quality corporate and commercial matters to highly regarded and well-known sports and media clients. 

You must have good experience working on a variety of corporate / commercial cases and experience advising on sports and media related matters is desirable, but not necessary. 

This is a consultancy opportunity with the right candidate able to take home a significant portion of their monthly billing and develop a strong team around them.  Candidates must have a following and strong business development skills.

You are likely to be a partner or an ambitious experienced lawyer with partnership aspirations, you need to be self-motivated with the drive and ability to lead and develop a small team whilst maintaining your own caseload.

Department: Sports Law Team
Location: Fully Remote. Can also be based in Portsmouth or Leeds

Qualified Sports Lawyer with current practicing certificate – 5 years PQE+
Experience working on a variety of corporate / commercial cases
Experience advising on sports and media related matters
Have a strong desire to build a team and a high performing function
Be technically competent
Have excellent client care skills and the ability to manage client’s expectations
Be proactive with good interpersonal skills
Be able to build a strong Sports Law Team
You will need a good understanding of the SRA Code of Conduct and other regulatory requirements
Have proven track record of providing proactive, consistent and efficient client services
At least five years’ experience of working within a busy commercial team
Ability to work under pressure, to tight deadlines and department targets
Ability to provide the highest standard of client care
To have excellent written and verbal communication
Team management experience
Problem solving skills
Attention to detail, good organisational skills and ability to prioritise workloadTo start the ball rolling, call Sean on (phone number removed) and send your cv to (url removed) OR click on apply, let’s have a conversation, in confidence, at a time to suit you

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