Clients appreciate the team here for 'always getting the job done with the minimum of hassle'

Clintons is one of the UK's leading suppliers of legal services to the sports world. The firm advises governing bodies, businesses and individuals active in sport. Its clients include leading individual sportsmen and women from a wide range of sports, international and domestic governing bodies, event organisers, sponsors, FIFA licensed agents, sports marketing and sponsorship consultants and sports equipment manufacturers.

Through its close involvement with the advertising and marketing industry the firm has developed substantial expertise in the use of sport for marketing purposes.

Clintons provides a full range of advice on contentious and non-contentious matters affecting those involved in sport, including:

Contractual arrangements: for agents and sports people, sports marketing agents and clients, terms of business for suppliers of sports goods and services, licenses for the use of sporting imagery, sponsorship (event, broadcast and otherwise) and endorsement agreements, event management agreements, event broadcast production and sales (television, radio and new media) and the protection and exploitation of commercial rights in sport generally. 

Brand protection and exploitation: advising on copyright, design rights, trade and service marks, domain names and other rights in sport based on intellectual property.

Services for individual sports people: Clintons provides the full range of legal services for individual sports people, including arrangements with agents and representatives, invasions of privacy, relations with the media, family and matrimonial matters, wills and other personal arrangements. Many of the firm's clients are in the public eye, and Clintons brings the benefit of its experience in advising sports people who are unused to dealing with the media and the attention of the general public.

Constitutional and Regulatory issues: drafting, interpretation and representation in relation to the various rules and regulations governing sport, including in relation to doping and other disciplinary issues.

Corporate work: start ups, MBOs, joint ventures, shareholder arrangements and employment issues for sports businesses. 


The Clintons' team comprises Mel Stein and Partners Stephen Joelson, Karim Bouzidi and Philip Stinson.