Jamie is a founding partner of Onside Law. He qualified into the Commercial department at Clifford Chance and joined IMG in 2000. He was principal legal advisor to IMG's tennis, sponsorship and models divisions until Onside Law’s launch in 2005.
Commercial, Intellectual Property, Dispute Resolution
Clifford Chance, IMG
Sponsorship, Talent Management, Media & Broadcasting, Sporting Regulations
Jamie advises on a wide range of commercial, intellectual property, governance and regulatory matters across the sports and entertainment industries. His advice on commercial rights spans sponsorship, media rights, licensing, image rights and talent management. His regulatory practice focuses, in particular, on integrity and match fixing cases often appearing before the Court of Arbitration for Sport in Lausanne.
Clients include World Rugby, BT Sport, AC Milan, West Ham, the Tennis Integrity Unit, Premier Models, the LTA, ECB and RFU as well as many high-profile individuals including Jessica Ennis-Hill, Sir Jackie Stewart, Sir Michael Parkinson, Stan Wawrinka and Heston Blumenthal.
He regularly speaks at conferences, writes articles and appears on Sky News as a sports law expert. All of the leading independent legal directories recommend him as a leading sports law practitioner, in which he is described as:
“Provides an amazingly efficient, straightforward service.” (Legal 500)
“He is an impressive practitioner with experience advising clients that range from sports teams to broadcasters in a wide range of dispute, intellectual property and commercial matters.” (Who’s Who Legal)
He Co Authored the Sponsorship and Commercial Rights chapter of the text book “Football and the Law” edited by Nick de Marco QC, is a Guest Lecturer on the Sports Law Masters at ISDE in Barcelona and is the global editor of Chambers Sports Law Review.
Jamie is a “very” former tennis coach and a current, but impatient, coach of the under 9s at Barnes Rugby Club.