Latest Venture Part Of A Package Of Support For UK Sporting Bodies
Irwin Mitchell has announced it will be providing British Rowing with a new legal helpline, part of a raft of measures in support of the organisation’s governing body and wider UK sport.
The firm continues to support British Rowing on legal work related to their activities and the launch of the helpline follows the success of a similar service established to support England Rugby in August 2020, in conjunction with the development of a mentoring programme for young players.
The England Rugby helpline has proved an invaluable resource to the community development team and the new British Rowing club legal helpline and portal will launch on 10 November 2021.
Irwin Mitchell already works in partnership with British Rowing’s in-house legal team, its 530 affiliated clubs, 200+ events and 27,000 members to support their legal needs and the helpline is designed to offer additional practical support. Taking day-to-day burdens away will allow British Rowing to focus on their key objectives of engaging with the wider community and growing their sport.
Set to be offered to other national governing bodies across the UK, the intention is to see the helpline service support more communities, create more connections and generate more opportunities for British Rowing in the months and years ahead.
The news follows Irwin Mitchell announcing a four-year deal with British Wheelchair Basketball in April, becoming the official supplier for wealth management. The deal involves specific support to develop grassroots community initiatives and grow access and participation for the sport.
Expert Opinion“We’re delighted to be in a position to launch this legal helpline for British Rowing as a key part of our ongoing package of support measures to make life easier for their in house teams and rowing clubs across the country.
“Our helplines have proved a big success in supporting some of our great sporting bodies focus on what they do best and we’re proud to be initiating the same service for British Rowing.
“Thanks to the pandemic, the last few years have been anything but normal for British sport, but with the start of a new season for many, there is much to be positive about and we’re looking forward to helping British Rowing make the most of the opportunities ahead.” Alex Lloyd - Head of Contact & Senior Associate
Kenny Baillie, Director of Partnerships and Communications at British Rowing, said: “We’re really pleased to be launching the legal helpline and portal for our affiliated clubs today. It’s a real priority for us to ensure our clubs are as well-equipped, supported and informed as possible, so it’s fantastic to be able to bring them this exciting and practical new service thanks to our partnership with Irwin Mitchell. This initiative will also enable more of our staff to focus their energies on other projects, ensuring British Rowing is in the best position to effectively deliver against our key objectives.”