BEST PROFESSIONAL SERVICE BUSINESS SERVING FOOTBALL
DB Living are a Tax Consultancy supporting professional and semi-professional athletes and self-employed professionals with their Tax Returns and Tax Reclaims.
Founded by an ex-professional footballer, Dale Bennett, DB Living has a team dedicated to delivering the highest possible service to their 950+ clients ranging from Women’s and Men’s Football, Rugby League, Rugby Union, Netball and Cricket.
DB Living has a highly recommended service and extensive testimonials for their work.
DB Living is an example to other sports professionals looking to prepare for life after football, to ensure a smooth transition after retirement.
KSS is recognised as a leading professional service in football and focus on stadia and elite training centres.
They work with clients to create venues of high-quality and intense sporting and spectator experiences. They assist clients in growing their business, driving increased revenue and developing their brand.
KSS provide a full range of sports design consultancy services in master planning, architecture, interior design, graphic design, branding and wayfinding.
KSS’ sports team leaders have over 30 years of experience in stadium and training centre design and are proud to have worked globally in this field.
Key highlights are Coimbra Stadium in Portugal, Stade Océane in France, Sammy Ofer Stadium in Israel, The Amex Community Stadium for Brighton & Hove Albion FC, Anfield Stadium and new Training Facilities for Liverpool FC, Selhurst Park redevelopment for Crystal Palace FC and a new Training Ground for Leicester City FC.
With a focus on building close, lasting relationships with players, Mackrell.Solicitors sets itself apart from many other law firms by providing a personable, holistic service that considers every aspect of a player’s lives on and off the pitch.
Having grown from just a concept four years ago, the firm now acts for more than 50 athletes and has built significant partnerships with a number of organisations, including the University Campus of Football Business.
The Sports & Entertainment Team at Mackrell.Solicitors continues to go from strength to strength, growing to meet the demand for its services.
With connections in more than 60 countries around the world, as the founding member of elite legal network Mackrell International, its sports clients can get immediate access to advice anywhere in the world.
Constantly looking at new ways to support its clients, the firm has built a network of incredible contacts, including top-level accountants and financial advisers that ensure every aspect of their client’s lives is carefully managed.
Few firms can offer such a carefully tailored service to sports clients, which is a testament to the hard work and focus on clients’ needs.
Onside Law Limited
Onside Law is a niche law firm specialising in sport and football in particular. It continues to advise on the biggest deals in football acting for many of the game’s iconic names. Highlights during the last 12 months include advising new client, Jude Bellingham, on his move to Borussia Dortmund; and dealing with cutting edge legal issues resulting from Covid-19, including advising Hearts on its challenge to its enforced relegation following the early curtailment of the Scottish Premiership.
Advising across the business of sport in 2020-21, Pinsent Masons brought their purpose led approach to their work across the sector, advising leading stakeholders on a wide range of issues.
With offices in 26 locations and a truly global sector team of over 120 professionals – including lawyers, accountants, software developers, public affairs and PR advisors – the firm supports clubs, leagues, competitions, sponsors, funders and agencies within football both domestically and internationally. Their client list is a “who’s who” of the sports industry and includes Everton FC, Liverpool FC, Manchester City FC, the Football Association, the Scottish Football Association and English Football League.
In 2020-21 a keynote project saw them lead in advising ALK Capital on the acquisition of an 84% stake in Premier League side Burnley FC. The first sale of a club to external investors since 2016, the transaction used an innovative structure and saw the new owners take control as the world remained in the grip of a global pandemic. The firm has a considerable track record of advising on the acquisition and financing of clubs in the top tier – evidenced by the success here.