Employment Solicitor (High Profile Sports)

  • Manchester
  • Permanent
  • £52,000 - £60,000 per annum, Benefits: Hybrid Working. City Centre Office Location

Employment Solicitor for High-Profile Sports Sector

Are you passionate about sports and looking for a dynamic legal role? Our client is seeking an Employment Solicitor with 2 to 5 years’ PQE (though we welcome exceptional candidates outside this range to apply as well) to join their team. This role provides a unique opportunity to work at the highest level within the sought-after sports sector.

Role Overview:

  • Drafting and Negotiating: Work on service agreements for high-profile senior executives and employees within football and other sports, including managers, coaches, players, and sporting directors.
  • Advisory: Provide employment law advice across multiple sports, supporting teams in corporate, commercial, regulatory/litigation, and immigration matters.
  • Dispute Resolution: Advise federations, leagues, clubs, players, athletes, agents, and other stakeholders in employment-related disputes. Engage with various dispute resolution forums, including Employment Tribunal and appellate tribunals, Premier League’s Manager’s Arbitration Tribunal, and FA Rule K arbitration.
  • Skill Building: Take advantage of a rare opportunity for day-to-day involvement at the highest level in the sports sector, enhancing your skills and professional growth.
  • Caseload Management: Manage a diverse caseload and contribute to the growth of the firm’s employment work alongside the existing team.

Candidate Requirements:

  • Experience: 2 to 5 years’ PQE (outstanding candidates outside this range will be considered).
  • Qualification: Legally qualified to practise as a solicitor in England & Wales.
  • Work Environment: Primarily office-based with some hybrid working opportunities.
  • Employment Law Expertise: Extensive experience in both contentious and non-contentious employment law.
  • Tribunal Experience: Desired but not essential.
  • Sports and Media Advisory Experience: Preferred but not required.

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For an initial discussion, please contact Anri at a.winchester@clayton-legal.co.uk

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