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Sport is an important part of the fabric of life in the UK and, increasingly, a significant contributor to UK GDP.

The UK family of nations are passionate about sport and the UK is a sports powerhouse boasting many of the leading global sports brands (The Premier League, Wimbledon, Formula One to name but three) and exerting unique influence over the global sports events market and sports value chain.

The very public profile, commercial risk position and dynamic nature of this sector demand that athletes, clubs, associations and sports rights holders require access to expert legal advice.


Tris Moore has acted for a number of prominent sportsmen and sports-related clients over the last ten years and led a sports team at a previous firm which was awarded a Legal 500 ranking in recognition of its expertise.

As a result Moore Law has experience of acting for well-known celebrities and organisations who, by virtue of their very public profile, demand a particularly discreet approach and specialist set of case management skills.

Moore Law is able to advise on commercial transactional matters including playing contracts, endorsements and IP rights protection.

Outside of this niche expertise we draw on an experienced network of legal and other professionals who are recognised leaders in their field of practice. This means that if a legal or tax or accountancy issue arises we can arrange representation for you and manage the relationship.

Our objective is to provide a seamless service to our clients with access to a multi-disciplinary team of independent experts.


  • Business formation, shareholders agreements and investment and exit and strategies
  • Commercial Contracts, terms and conditions of supply, distribution and joint venture, subcontracting, maintenance and licensing agreements
  • Playing contracts, players’ name, brand and image rights, endorsement and sponsorship
  • Advice on club constitution, membership and rules, charitable status and incorporation
  • Sports event management contracts
  • Negotiation and settlement of disputes
  • Prosecution and defence of civil and defence of criminal actions (working with leading barristers)
  • Athlete representation


Moore Law acts for the key supplier to the multinational company (and Olympic Sponsor) responsible for the installation of mobile trauma units into the Athletes Village at the London Olympics. Advising such a client involves protracted negotiations with a number of key stakeholders and managing exposure to risk.



Acting for two well-known international footballers in connection with their participation in an exhibition tournament in the United States. The matter involved advising on the status of the playing contracts, disputes over image and broadcast rights and payments and overlap with national football team exclusivity arrangements, dealing with the players’ agents and the organisers for the tournament and other rights holders.


We are happy to arrange a no-obligation meeting at a convenient location with you to explore your needs. For preliminary discussion or if you require any further information please call Tris Moore on 07879 417009 or email.