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Centrefield Proud to be Ranked in Legal 500 for Sport in First Year of Business

Posted on: September 16th, 2016 by cfEditor

New sport and media law firm Centrefield is pleased to announce that it has been ranked as one of the leading firms in sport for both the North West and London areas in the Legal 500. The Legal 500 guide, which recognises excellence in the legal profession, published its findings this week and acknowledged that the firm is considered the ‘best in the area for football’. The guide notes that the firm is very active in the football sector as well as advising on a variety of other matters involving an array of sports.

Matthew Bennett, one of the founding partners of Centrefield LLP is recognised as a leading individual and is described as ‘knowledgeable, calm and effective’. The other founding partners of the firm are also recommended in the guide, with Edward Canty described as ‘charming and has great judgement’ and David Bentham being ‘knowledgeable, commercially savvy and offers sound practical advice’. Senior Associate, Stuart Baird is also recommended in the guide and is described as ‘outstanding’.

This ranking in Legal 500 confirms that Centrefield has immediately established itself as a true market leader in advising clients on the most varied and complex matters arising in the sports sector and the findings of Legal 500 reflects the excellent level of service and expertise offered to its clients.


Record Breaking Transfer Window for Centrefield LLP

Posted on: September 9th, 2016 by cfEditor

Newly established Sports & Media law firm, Centrefield LLP, has confirmed its place as the UK’s leading professional adviser in football after working on transfers worth over £400 million in the summer transfer window, including a number of record breaking transfers.

The value of deals worked upon by the firm equates to nearly 40% of the estimated £1 billion plus spent in total by Premier League clubs.

The Manchester based practice, which was only established last December, acted for clubs and players on transactions involving seventeen of the twenty Premier League clubs, as well as clubs in the EFL Championship, League One and League Two.

Outside of the domestic market, Centrefield acted on deals involving clubs and players in China, Russia, Africa, Europe, South America and North America. In addition to player transfers and loans, Centrefield also advised on many player contract renewals, as well as on a number of managerial and coaching staff appointments and departures.