team sky“We have been working with Onside for over a year now, having used their services on an ad hoc basis before engaging them as our outsourced legal function. We have been particularly impressed with their breadth of expertise, the high quality and clarity of their output and their response in adapting to any feedback we have provided. We would not hesitate in recommending Onside to anyone else working in the sports industry and we look forward to building on this successful relationship.”

Alex Tominey, Financial Controller, Team Sky

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“Onside Law have a team of technical but pragmatic lawyers, with a deep knowledge of sports governing body and event owner structures.  They understand our business and the context in which we need their advice.  As a result we find them very user friendly and easy to work with.”

Alan Gilpin, CEO of Rugby World Cup and COO of World Rugby

ECB“Onside Law has been an invaluable and trusted primary legal advisor to the ECB for many years.  Their depth and breadth of cricket and wider sports sector expertise stands out, their advice and judgment on numerous complex and high-profile matters have been first class, and their personable and highly responsive team has become a seamless and integral part of the ECB’s operations at all levels.”


Tom Harrison, Chief Executive, ECB

ryder cup“Onside Law played a central and crucial role in the Bidding process for the 2018 Ryder Cup. Onside were instrumental in guiding RCE through every step of a three year process, including both the preparation and signing of promissory 12 year contracts with all five Bidding Nations and the evaluation of Bids based on a detailed analysis of responses to key Bid requirements and criteria. All members of the Onside team consistently struck a balance between knowledgeable professionalism and calm approachability. I would recommend them unconditionally.”

David MacLaren, 2018 Ryder Cup Bid Director

Rory“The team at Onside Law have made a huge contribution to my commercial business over the past 12 months. Their great relationship with my management team, unique expertise, integrity and professionalism, enable me to concentrate on my golf knowing that my legal affairs are being managed and protected. Oli’s contribution to the negotiation and structuring of my Nike contract was invaluable.”

Rory McIlroy

LTA“As well as having a genuine feel and understanding for the industry in which we operate, Onside Law have consistently shown themselves to be excellent commercial lawyers with a real expertise in the media and technology sectors.”

Karen Neale, Director of Legal and People, Lawn Tennis Association

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Eden Hazard, Chelsea FC and Belgium International Footballer

Print“The RFU has instructed Onside Law on a number of regulatory and commercial matters and we have been impressed with their advice. We were particularly pleased with their responsive and practical approach.

Karena Vleck, Legal and Governance Director, Rugby Football Union

Tennis Integ Unit“I have used Onside Law on several occasions to represent International Tennis in confidential integrity related matters. I have found them to be highly professional and reliable and their experience in this field makes them extremely knowledgeable.”

Nigel Willerton, Director, Tennis Integrity Unit

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Bene Mercer, Head of Legal, Lotus F1 Team

British Athletics“We worked with Onside Law on a high value, cross-border dispute and were very pleased with the quality of their advice and the outcome that they helped to deliver.”

Niels de Vos, Chief Executive Officer, British Athletics

ECB“The England and Wales Cricket Board has received excellent specialist sports legal advice and support from Onside Law. I have worked with a number of their lawyers and the service provided by them all has been truly exceptional. Onside Law are an integral part of our team and we have a great relationship with them. It gives the ECB confidence to know that Onside Law provide such a deep level of legal protection to our brand. I would have no hesitation in recommending them to any new clients.”

Chris Watts, Designated Anti-Corruption Official at ECB

National Express“Onside Law provides the National Express Group plc with commercially astute, prompt and high quality legal advice. For our first major foray into sponsorship we found Onside Law’s industry knowledge invaluable.”

Tony McDonald & Ged McEwan, National Express Group Plc General Counsel and Senior Counsel

Srixon“Onside Law has worked closely in partnership with Srixon and the onside law team has provided invaluable advice on contractual and legal aspects of Srixon’s business and with its European distributors. We are indebted to their legal and golf industry knowledge and advice in ensuring that our European business relationships are built on solid contractual foundations.”

Julian Palmer Finance Director, Srixon Sports Europe Ltd

HumanRaceLogo“Human Race has greatly benefited from onside law’s guidance from the beginning, with a particular appreciation of their empathy towards the nature of an entrepreneurial and acquisitive sport’s event business. Human Race has a wide range of legal requirements (whether it be corporate acquisitions, joint ventures, event management and sponsorship) and their breadth of expertise has guided us through every challenge and requirement so far. They also have a great team culture which makes it all an enjoyable process.”

Human Race Group

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Sir Michael Parkinson

FFT“After using Onside Law on various commercial matters, we instructed them on our defence of a significant High Court action. We were very impressed with how they handled the case.”

Rhadames Killy Legal Director, Federation Francaise de Tennis

Sheffield United FC“I have been greatly impressed by the quality of onside law’s legal advice and their in-depth knowledge of the football industry to facilitate my substantial investment in Sheffield United Football Club. I originally selected Onside Law ahead of other larger City law firms based on their ability to quickly identify key deal points and to guide me in making business decisions in a sport in which they clearly have leading industry expertise. They have lived up to and exceeded those expectations. Moreover, they were able to handle a complex corporate and property transaction using an impressive team of bright, capable and personable lawyers and I look forward to continuing to work with them closely in the future.”

HRH Prince Abdullah bin Mosaad bin Abdulaziz Al Saud