Legal Business

Good sports – the in-house counsel getting on the pitch in top-flight sports

Tough regulation and increasingly lucrative commercial deals have allowed in-house lawyers to flourish in sport. Legal Business scouts out the most promising performances

Trying to pin down an interview with the in-house counsel at a sports organisation is like trying to tackle Eden Hazard in full flight. Despite repeated attempts, requests for interviews with legal counsel were rebuffed by a number of big Premier League clubs – with Chelsea, for example, stating that no-one except the club’s board, manager, assistant coach and the players speak to the media.