With major bases in Liverpool and Manchester, Brabners has been a leading adviser to the sports sector for more than 30 years and has worked with some of the UK’s best-known sporting organisations
North West law firm Brabners has secured a place on the Scottish Professional Football League’s (SPFL) new panel of external legal advisers.
The SPFL was founded in 2013 following a merger between the Scottish Premier League and the Scottish Football League. It comprises the top four levels of the league system and two cup competitions – the Scottish League Cup and the Scottish Challenge Cup.
The panel was created following the end of a long-term relationship between SPFL and Scotland-based Harper Mcleod.
With major bases in Liverpool and Manchester, Brabners has been a leading adviser to the sports sector for more than 30 years. It has worked with some of the UK’s best-known sporting organisations during a period of historic legal developments.
Maurice Watkins, senior partner at Brabners, added: “We are delighted with the news of our appointment to the Scottish Professional Football League’s new panel of legal services providers.
“We are very much looking forward to working with the SPFL board, the executive team and the entire organisation at this very interesting and exciting time.”
Brabners currently advises a range of sports governing bodies including British Swimming, the England and Wales Cricket Board, Basketball England and British Judo. The firm also represents a number of English Premier League, EFL Championship and lower division football clubs.
Brabners is joined on the SPFL legal panel by Fladgate, gunnercooke and Glasgow-based Shepherd & Wedderburn and will work alongside newly appointed in-house counsel Rod Mckenzie.