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Welcome to Sports and Media

Major players in the sports, media and entertainment industries need legal support which matches their status.

Preserving and protecting your professional reputation in these high-profile fields is not a straightforward matter so getting experienced assistance is crucial.

We offer a comprehensive service to clients in the sports sector, including professional sports people, professional football clubs, sporting brands and media rights holders, enabling you to draw on a vast diversity of skills.

Our media team advises promoters of all types of events on event management, media rights exploitation and protection.

We also have extensive expertise in advising on issues including image rights, trademarks, licensing and franchising.

Our specialist team can advise on areas including:

We’d love to be part of your team. For more information on how we can help you, please get in touch.

Latest news

Prestigious panel success for Ward Hadaway

Ward Hadaway has been appointed as an awarded supplier to the Intellectual Property Rights Services framework by the North Eastern Universities Purchasing Consortium for the first time.

Run Ward Hadaway Run!

More than 50 runners from Ward Hadaway completed Three Points North - a charity relay challenge between the firm's offices in Newcastle, Leeds and Manchester as part of its 30th anniversary celebrations.

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Independent verdict

  • "Increasing presence in the sports sector, advising on image rights and branding matters."

    Chambers & Partners

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