Dealing with contract negotiations for the first time can be a daunting prospect, especially if you are talking to national and international marketing and media companies.

Obtaining professional legal advice before you sign any agreement or contract ensures that your interests are protected in the short term and the long term. An experienced solicitor will be able to spot any restrictive clauses or terms and conditions that could limit your future earning potential or curb your ambitions in another way.

Many contracts in the world of sport and entertainment can include specific conditions that individuals may not fully understand. There is then a risk of them being sued if they inadvertently breach these terms. Obtaining professional legal advice at the outset can spare you distressing and expensive complications later in your career.

How Can We Help

At Else Solicitors, we can thoroughly explain all the implications of a deal you have been offered – and help you negotiate better terms if appropriate.

With our astute commercial awareness we can advise individuals, clubs, agents and media companies on image and naming rights and how to maximise revenues and protect intellectual property rights.

Specific issues where we can help include:

  • Personal appearance agreements.
  • Image rights agreements.
  • Sponsorship agreements.
  • Agreements for presenters and columnists.
  • Endorsement and merchandising agreements.
  • Brand rights.
  • Agreements with event managers, promoters and the media.

To speak to a member of the team who specialises in commercial agreements, please contact Adam Gilbert today on 01283 526229 or email

Event Management

Organising, managing and promoting large scale events requires expert legal advice on a host of areas which could prove expensive and damaging if anything goes wrong.
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Media Rights

Media and entertainment deals play an increasingly important role in the careers of sports people and those in the entertainment world.
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Intellectual Property Rights

Protecting your Intellectual Property rights in today’s global marketplace is essential for businesses and individuals in the sports and entertainment sectors.
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Sponsorship Deals

Marketing, sponsorship and promotion deals within today’s sports and entertainment industries have become increasingly complicated and sophisticated in recent years.
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Dealing with contract negotiations for the first time can be a daunting prospect, especially if you are talking to national and international marketing and media companies.
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Employment Law

Conflict can arise over any form of contract between you and another party.
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Legal Advice & Representation

At Else Solicitors we can offer advice, support and legal representation relating to all regulatory, disciplinary and human rights aspects of sports law.
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Experience in handling business mergers and acquisitions, disposals, corporate re-organisations, company share buy back, management buyouts, venture capital and private equity investment, and joint venture and partnership agreements.

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Adam Gilbert

Partner - Head of Corporate & Commercial

Greg gained his expertise working for a large regional law firm providing legal services to financial institutions, universities and a group of engineering and construction consultants.

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Greg Bullock

Associate - Dental, Corporate & Commercial

How can we help?

Get in touch.

At Else, we pride ourselves on having experience in dealing with a wide range of specialist services.

Our team always strive to find the most practical, timely, and cost-effective solution for our clients.

We will use the full range of options available to us; from mediation and negotiation to court action at whatever level is appropriate.

To speak to one of our trusted professionals contact us on 01283 526200. Alternatively, you can send us a message and we will get in touch at a time that suits you.