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UK & International Casualty – including Catastrophic and Fatal Incidents

Our lawyers have handled some of the most high profile, and high value claims in recent decades, including claims involving world renowned sports stars and teams. Clients operating in the sporting sector require a tailored service and our experts have exceptional experience of supporting clients with the commercial and reputational fall-out from incidents, alongside managing the legal and procedural requirements.

Regulatory & Criminal Defence and Inquests

We have a proven track record of supporting clients facing prosecutions arising from serious injury and fatal incidents. Many of these prosecutions are covered widely in the national and international press and include incidents arising in a range of circumstances from adventure activities, through to professional sporting contests. Our clients benefit from our team’s aligned approach between any criminal, civil and Inquest proceedings, and our keen awareness of the need for reputation management.

Risk Management & Claims Defensibility

We have wide-ranging experience of mapping risk and exposure in sports organisations, including in-depth reviews of risk assessments, internal processes and contractual arrangements. We develop bespoke strategies to identify and minimise risks in line with best practice. We are there every step of the way to support with drafting, training and implementation.

Coverage

We know that our client’s businesses depend on having appropriate and robust coverage in place in case if the worst happens and a claim arises. We provide invaluable advice and guidance on policy coverage, minimum insurance requirements, insurance programmes and drafting queries to insurers and policyholders in the London Market, UK retail market and internationally.

When coverage disputes arise, our technical specialists are there to deliver the right outcome for our clients including advice on issues such as dual insurance, notification requirements, condition precedents and exclusions.

Commercial Advisory and Disputes

Our corporate and commercial team specialise in drafting and negotiating all forms of agreements that are fundamental to our sports businesses and organisations, from sponsorship to broadcasting and event organisation. The team can also assist with (moved) M&A, equity and debt financing, capital markets and IPO’s, corporate restructuring and insolvency matters.

When a dispute arises, our team combines commercial, dispute resolution and sports sector expertise to ensure the best possible outcomes for our clients internationally.

Discrimination, Safeguarding & Abuse

We have considerable experience and expertise in supporting clients with all aspects of regulatory prosecutions and civil claims arising from complaints of abuse, sexual assault, harassment, GDPR and data concerns and discrimination. Aside from claims, we advise and support with risk management and reputational risk and media management services.

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