Edinburgh 0131 200 1200

Aberdeen 01224 49 80 80

Glasgow 0141 370 0528

Providing first rate legal advice to sportspeople in Scotland

Our experience

Balfour+Manson are leaders in the market of sports law in Scotland and have extensive experience across a wide range of sporting environments. The team, led by Robert Holland have been involved in high profile sporting disputes on behalf of both sports people and clubs. These range from representing international rugby players and coaches, Scottish and English Premiership football coaching staff, boxing coaches and cricket players. The firm were also panel lawyers for the 2014 Commonwealth Games. The team also provides advice to the Sporta HR Group. Whatever your sport, the team at Balfour+Manson would be delighted to help.

What we do

Sports law encompasses a number of different areas and we have experience in dealing with the following:

  • Contracts

  • Settlements

  • Sporting rights

  • Injury claims

  • Disciplinaries

Why choose us?

More about our team

Robert has been involved in team sports from an early age, playing  rugby and football at club and school, before concentrating on the latter. He has played for Edinburgh City and Spartans FC, amongst many others, and still plies his trade in the Borders amateur league every Saturday. Recently he has played for the Scottish International seniors (over 35) side. While rugby and football are his main interests, he will play and watch anything from golf to American football, and is a regular attendee at sporting occasions, with his personal highlight watching Kelly holmes win gold in Athens 2004.

Andrew is a self-confessed sports lover and is willing to give almost all sports a go. When not in the office, Andrew can be found playing cricket in the Cricket Scotland Eastern Premier Division for Forfarshire CCC and represented Scotland at the Lawyers’ Rugby World Cup in 2015. In amongst these commitments, Andrew still finds the time to play regular 5 and 11 aside football, golf and has previously completed the Edinburgh and Paris marathons.

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