28 May 24

Onside Law is widely recognised as one of the UK’s top sports law practices. Our clients are some of the biggest names in sport, including many of the leading national and international governing bodies, clubs, sponsors, investors, entrepreneurs, team owners and high-profile athletes.

Our Corporate practice is thriving and we are seeking to bolster our team.

We are recruiting a 1 – 3 PQE Corporate lawyer to advise on M&A, joint ventures, investment and shareholder agreements, funding, development and structuring of new sport’s properties.  The scope of work will include advising on the establishment and growth of new leagues and competitions, investment into governing bodies, the buying and selling of clubs and corporate work in relation to businesses that serve the sports sector.

For this role, experience in the sports sector is not a pre­requisite, but an understanding of the sector and the ability to demonstrate a desire to work in it will be an advantage.

We are looking for:

  • An intelligent self-starter with excellent legal training who will pick up new skills quickly
  • An enthusiastic and energetic team player
  • Someone who is naturally interested in the business of sport
  • Someone who is personable with a good client manner
  • Someone who will be an impressive ambassador for the firm and is keen to develop the business further.

Our commitment to equality, diversity and inclusion

At Onside Law, we understand the importance of ensuring and promoting equality, diversity and inclusion in everything we do and within the sporting and media communities we serve and in which we operate.

We believe that success is best achieved when teams are built around diversity of background, experience, thought, personality and opinion, without any discrimination, disrespect or unfair treatment.

Accordingly, we will operate a fair and open recruitment process, with careful consideration of assessment methods, to ensure that we are attracting a diverse field of candidates. We will also look to hire talent from as many backgrounds as possible, with equal opportunities for underrepresented groups in the legal profession (including individuals who are Black, Asian, Minority Ethnic, female, disabled, those with a long-term health condition, LGBT+, those educated at non-selective state schools and/or those from less privileged backgrounds). You can read more about our commitment to equality, diversity and inclusion on our website at the following link: https://www.onsidelaw.co.uk/equality-diversity-and-inclusion-policy/

Unfortunately, we are only able to consider applicants who have the right to live and work in the UK.

How to apply

If you are interested in applying for this role, please apply to us by email addressed to felicity.wilson@onsidelaw.co.uk with a CV and covering letter or email.

The closing date for applications for this position is 16.00 hrs on Friday 21 June 2024.

Direct applications only – no recruitment agencies.

Felicity Wilson

Practice Manager