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Our sports law team has been shortlisted at the North West Football Awards in 2011, 2012 and 2013 and won the award in 2014 and 2015 for our service to football. We’re also particularly proud of what our clients say about us. Our clients include clubs, agents, sponsors, players' unions, federations, and some of the best athletes in the world.
"We have been very pleased with Mills & Reeve's sports law team. They have a deep understanding of the UK and international football markets and their regulations. They give commercial, practical advice in layman's terms, often under time pressure.”
Matt Williams, Head of Football and Company Governance, Burnley Football Club
“Mills & Reeve are experts in football regulatory matters, understand the industry well and give practical commercial advice. They are the club's go to advisers when dealing with international football transfers and disputes.”
Andrew Dickson, Director of Finance and Administration, Rangers Football Club
“The team provides excellent customer service. All my wishes have been dealt with in a professional manner and extremely efficiently. The staff are experienced, trustworthy and knowledgeable and I would be pleased to recommend them.”
James Milner, Liverpool & England footballer
“I am grateful to Carol for the help and support that she gave me in my case and the sensitivity and the professionalism with which she worked. In particular, I appreciate how she translated and explained issues in Spanish. I believe that this made things a lot easier for me.” Jonas Gutierrez, former Newcastle United & Argentina footballer
“Mills & Reeve LLP advises sports union organisations and their members, including the PFA, the Professional Players Federation, the Rugby Players’ Association, and League Thirteen. The firm also acts for Angel di Maria, Preston North End FC and Manchester City FC. Mark Hovell has ‘a wealth of knowledge’ and sits as an arbitrator at the Court of Arbitration for Sport." Legal 500
“Mills & Reeve have been a great support with all my legal needs on contractual and commercial work. Mills & Reeve have also been important to the negotiation and execution of the England Women's Central Contracts.” Steph Houghton, Manchester City and England captain
"Carol Couse is widely recognised for her strong relationships with a long list of Spanish and Latin American football clients, assisted by her mastery of the Spanish language. Sources declare that she is 'very good strategically' and is 'always giving us great advice, and understands our needs'." Chambers UK
“GreaterSport have worked with Mills & Reeve for the last two years and found the relationship to be positive and beneficial. A key factor in this success has been Mills & Reeve’s forward thinking, expertise/knowledge, customer service and ability to provide the right legal advice to a variety of questions posed.” Matthew Johnson, Deputy CEO, GreaterSport
Richard has been described by clients as being commercial with a “can do” attitude. He is “pragmatic and approachable and is happy to adapt the service he offers to clients changing requirements” Chambers UK