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FREETHS dedicated sports team have worked with players/athletes, managers/tcoaches, and clubs across professional football, helping them deliver reliable, flexible and pragmatic solution-based advice that is tailored to you. We will appoint a lawyer to be your main point of contact; they will discuss with you your needs and, if desired, identify any other areas of legal support you may need moving forward. The same lawyer will always be your first point of contact throughout your relationship with Freeths and they will always be available to make sure you have the right team and support around you to deal with whatever issue that may arise. They are experienced in advising clients in relation to: Player/Athlete Contracts and Transfers • Representation Agreements • Compliances issues – rules and regulations in sport • Commercial Agreements – including image rights, media and endorsement agreements • Disputes – sports arbitration (both domestic and international) and any other litigation. • Disciplinary/Anti-Doping – advice and support in relation to procedures and processes, through to investigations and representation before disciplinary panels and appeal hearing. Our team are UKAD accredited advisors• Employment issues –includingsettlement/compromise agreements and discrimination claims • Immigration – Home office licences, compliance audits, UK Visa application/appeals, representation before immigration and asylum tribunal • Reputation management – media issues, defamation (libel and slander), harassment, misuse of private information (breach of privacy) and breach of confidence. • Family Wealth – wealth preservation, relationship breakdown or arrangements for child access • Tax – preserving your wealth, while protecting against any risks. • Criminal Proceedings – driving matters through to offences that are more serious.