Senior Associate - Sports, Media

Posted 8 May by Hays Specialist Recruitment Limited
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Our client stands out as a prominent law firm in the UK, distinguished by its exceptional service to both domestic and global clientele, its cooperative ethos, and its extensive knowledge across various sectors.The firm is particularly noted for its dedication to certain industries, boasting proficiency in fields such as agriculture, charitable organisations, education, the food and drink sector, healthcare, insurance, managing private wealth, property investments, sports, and technology. Its client base is diverse, encompassing entities ranging from public companies to emerging ventures, affluent individuals and property owners, in excess of 120 educational institutions, and more than a hundred entities in the healthcare sector. Seize this prime chance to enhance your abilities and gain valuable experience at a leading UK law firm that has consistently been named one of the "Sunday Times 100 Best Companies to Work For" over the past two decades, a unique distinction for a law firm.

Your new role
The firm are seeking a Senior Associate or Principal Associate with expertise in sports law to join one of their seven offices. In this role, you'll collaborate with senior professionals, and other members of the Regulatory, Public, and Commercial Disputes team. The firm's sports team provides legal representation for players' associations, individual athletes, clubs, and agents across a broad spectrum of sports law issues. These include regulatory compliance, contract negotiations, image rights, marketability, and personal matters. The ideal candidate would also handle media and entertainment-related work.Additionally, the firm has substantial experience advising leagues and governing bodies on corporate governance matters.

What you'll need to succeed
The firm are seeking a dynamic and motivated associate who thrives in a fast-paced, international team. The ideal candidate possesses strong regulatory and dispute resolution experience, gained either from a top-tier law firm or an in-house legal team. Handling intricate regulatory and contentious sports law matters, as well as having media and entertainment expertise, is essential. Additionally, the firm will value someone who can foster introductions and explore new work opportunities for the team. This role offers excellent prospects for career growth within a friendly and collaborative environment.While formal solicitor qualifications are not mandatory, applicants with substantial experience and a credible network of contacts are encouraged to apply.
Successful candidates will need to complete the necessary courses to qualify as a UK solicitor.
What you'll get in return

  • 5 weeks annual leave.
  • Generous pension contribution.
  • Life insurance.
  • Enhanced maternity/adoption/paternity leave amongst other benefits.

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