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Our specialist sports lawyers and financial experts have a detailed understanding of how the high pressure, fast paced sports environment works. Even more so, what the ever-changing requirements of being a responsible organisation means when it comes to staff, players, fans, venues, and organisational governance.

Recognised by the Legal 500 as a Tier 1 Sports Law Firm, we can advise on any changes in the regulatory environment or wider sports arena that may affect your organisation to help you comply and prepare. We will assist your business to proactively identify and avoid risks and take advantage of opportunities.

We are passionate about our own responsible business journey and will bring our expert knowledge and experience to help you achieve your sustainability and ESG goals. Whether you are managing a challenging situation and need board level advice or are starting your ESG journey and need assistance in putting in place foundational governance, we’ll build that understanding with you and guide you with clear, pragmatic advice.

We advise and support organisations, sponsors, agencies and athletes to create safe, sustainable, well governed environments where all participants from grass roots to elite level can enjoy sport, feel included and benefit from all the physical and mental benefits that it brings.

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How Can We Help?

Working With British Rowing

"We have been fortunate to receive excellent ongoing support and advice from the great team at Irwin Mitchell covering commercial contracts, policies relating to online and data privacy, employment law, sports facilities, and safeguarding. We recently switched all our legal work to Irwin Mitchell, and they really have hit the ground running.

The service has been swift, professional, and complete and the fact the team were contactable and helpful makes things all very easy.

Based on my experience so far, if anyone is considering a full-service law firm, then I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend Irwin Mitchell."

Kenny Baillie

Director of Partnerships & Communications |  British Rowing

British rower

Our Unique Partnership With England Rugby

We’re proud to be England Rugby’s official legal partner but more than that, we’re proud that our relationship extends to working in collaboration to help to grow the game across the country and address a real need within our communities.

The Irwin Mitchell Mentoring Club helps young people stay involved in rugby for longer and take the next step to progress in the sport.

35,000 - Total number of young people our mentors aim to support

Read more about our partnership with England Rugby
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Contact Details

For all ESG enquiries, please contact Tom Barnard, Partner, by phone or email.

44 (0)129 374 2777