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Senior/ Principal Associate - Sports Law

Errington Legal
Cambridge, Norwich, Oxford or London with hybrid working
Market Rate + Benefits
Closing date
5 Jun 2024

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Are you looking to take the next step in your career within a growing team attracting work from significant clients?

Senior / Principle Associate - Sports, Media & Entertainment Disputes - Cambridge/Norwich/Oxford/London with hybrid working available


A highly regarded and forward thinking national law firm with an excellent client base.


  • The team represents players’ associations, individual sportspeople, clubs and agents on a wide range of sports law matters including regulatory issues and contractual matters, image rights and marketability, as well as on personal matters. The ideal candidate will also handle media & entertainment work.
  • Participating in regulatory disputes and conducting international and domestic dispute resolution (including litigation, arbitration and mediations) in various courts and tribunals (primarily domestic sports tribunals, FIFA, UEFA and the Court of Arbitration for Sport). 
  • The work is varied, interesting, intellectually stimulating and would represent an excellent opportunity for career advancement whilst working in a friendly and collaborative team.


  • A Senior Associate/ Principal Associate specialising in sports law
  • Very good regulatory and/or dispute resolution experience from a leading law firm or in-house team,
  • Have handled complex regulatory/contentious sports law matters and ideally have media & entertainment experience.
  • Able to generate introductions and potential new work streams for the team. 
  • Prior demonstrable experience in this field and strong connections in the industry will be an advantage.
  • If an appropriate applicant has sufficient experience and credible network of contacts, it is not necessary to be a qualified solicitor. However, it will be necessary to complete the requisite courses to qualify as a UK solicitor.

Benefits include:

  • Flexible working.
  • Staff bonus based on the firm’s financial performance
  • Generous pension including the option to salary sacrifice
  • Five weeks' annual leave and the option to buy or sell a week each year
  • Extra day of leave for wedding/civil partnership, religious holiday and house moving
  • Enhanced maternity, paternity and adoption pay
  • Income protection after two years’ service
  • Life assurance
  • Tailored reward package

For further information and a confidential discussion please contact Hollie Preston at Errington Legal.

We are an equal opportunities recruiter, committed to ensuring an inclusive and supportive recruitment process. We embrace and promote diversity as we understand the importance and value of this both for us and our clients.


Errington Legal is a legal specialist recruiter covering Solicitor and Legal Support vacancies in Cambridge, East Anglia and London. As specialists we are able to offer our candidates and clients a bespoke and proactive level of service during a recruitment campaign.
Our candidates are highly valued and respected by Errington Legal. We know how important a career move is to any individual, and we understand that we need to be there to suggest and advise, not pressure or push.


As a result of our extensive contacts and relationships we can offer you access to the finest legal firms in the area.

With our salary and market knowledge, we are in a good position to offer realistic advice on salary levels and also make sure that the candidate gets a competitive deal.

We offer feedback and support during and after the interview process.

Our relationships are always fully confidential and honest. No information on any individual is ever passed on to third parties without prior consent.
Errington Legal is committed to offering our clients a higher level of service as we have excellent market knowledge and access to the best calibre of candidates in the local area. We are able to identify the most talented and suitable candidates that will better support growing, forward thinking law firms and companies. 

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01223 803814
Nine Hills Road
United Kingdom

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