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Sport – Law – Media Sport – Law – Media
Highly skilled
and experienced
Highly skilled<br />
and experienced<br />
Advisors in
world sport
Advisors in<br />
world sport
Leading the field Leading the field
Experts in sports
and media law
Experts in sports<br />
and media law

An Introduction to Centrefield

Focus. In sport and media it delivers a vital competitive advantage.

By choosing to focus our practice solely in these areas, we offer our clients the advantage of working with the most highly skilled and experienced lawyers in sports and media legal practice.

Counting the foremost organisations, associations, clubs, players, athletes and agents – nationally and internationally – among our clients, and advising on the most high profile and complex matters in world sport, together we have focused our skills and expertise so that we offer an industry-leading service.

Experts in
our field
Experts in<br />
our field

Our specialist services

“I do not know of a situation in sport that they have not advised on and at the highest levels.”

Chambers & Partners, 2017

Recognised as a market leader for advising clients in the sport and media sectors, our team has been setting the standards in the field for many years. Our multi-lingual team and global network of contacts enables us to advise on a worldwide basis. We work with governing bodies, national associations, leagues, clubs, player/athlete associations, individual players/athletes and agents/intermediaries. We also work with rights holders, brands and individual personalities.

Our areas of expertise:

A winning
A winning<br />

The Partners

Edward Canty, Partner
Edward Canty

Edward is widely recognised as an expert in the field of sports law. He has extensive experience in advising clients in relation to all regulatory disputes and disciplinary matters, together with advising on governance and contractual issues. He has specific expertise in football, and provides advice on matters such as player contracts, transfers and related issues; he is also retained by a number of key clients including the Professional Footballers’ Association, individual players, national associations, leagues and clubs and has an unrivalled knowledge of the football industry.

Matthew Bennett, Partner
Matthew Bennett

Matthew works extensively across the Sports sector. He has a particular recognition as a leading advisor to the football industry both in the UK and worldwide due to him regularly advising on complex and high value international player transfers. Matthew advises a number of professional clubs including from the Premier League, the Football League, the Scottish Professional Football League and Major League Soccer, as well as players and intermediaries on a wide variety of regulatory and legal matters.

David Bentham, Partner
David Bentham

David is a lawyer with an in-depth understanding of commercial, sport and media law. As a leading lawyer in the industry, his practice includes advising governing bodies, clubs, sports and media individuals, sponsors, players’ unions and other sports and media businesses on a wide range of issues, such as sponsorship and merchandising programmes, tour and event agreements, e-commerce and m-commerce, broadcasting and publishing arrangements.

See the whole team