Onside Law is recruiting! We are currently looking to expand our team by recruiting a 5-8 PQE Commercial Senior Associate.  Please click here for more details on how to apply.  Applications close 31 January 2019. 


We advised the ECB on all legal issues arising from the widely-publicised late night street brawl in Bristol in September 2017, in which England international cricketers Ben Stokes and Alex Hales were both involved and which resulted in Stokes being charged and acquitted of affray in Bristol Crown Court in August 2018.  Our role most recently included acting for the ECB in the disciplinary proceedings it brought against both players, which resulted in back-dated bans and substantial fines being imposed in December 2018 on both players for bringing the game into disrepute.

Brothers in Football

The story of Corinthian-Casuals FC is both inspirational and tragic. It’s beautifully told in the film Brothers in Football that premiered on BT Sport 1.

Here is the teaser video - it’s also on catch up.  A privilege and a joy to help the producers Chris Watney and Jay Barrymore make it happen.

Onside Law Seminar hosted by Google

It was great to see so many people at Onside Law’s breakfast seminar at Google. Brief take aways from a lively debate on “Is Motorsport embracing the modern age?” can be found here .

Thank you again to Google for a fourth year of partnership and to our speakers Ali Russell, Tomos Grace, Murray Barnett,  Simon Lazenby and Stephane Ratel.


Onside Law is delighted to have been ranked in The Times Best Law Firms 2019. This is a special report that honours the 200 most highly-regarded law firms across the country in their specialist fields. For the full article, please click here.

This ranking is in addition to Onside Law being ranked Tier 1 for sports law in Legal500, the highest accolade for a sports law firm. Chambers and Partners also referred to us as a “highly regarded group of specialist sports law advisers with outstanding links throughout international football and valued for their commercial nous” in their 2019 publication.