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Harrison Clark Solicitors

Appoint sports law specialist crack

Harrison Clark, the leading regional law firm, has further expanded its commercial department through the appointment of sports law specialist Simon Grove.

With experience in both in-house and private practice for governing bodies, clubs, agents, brands and individuals across numerous sports including, football, rugby union, golf, cricket and motorsport, Simon is a regular contributor to sports law journals and understands the regulatory issues and unique challenges facing the sports industry.

Harrison Clark’s commercial department is one of the largest between Birmingham and Bristol, competing in size and strength with some of these cities’ best known regional heavyweights. Along with other areas of specialism, the diverse department already includes intellectual property and IT expert, Rob Cobley, and logistics and commercial contracts expert, Katie Lote, both of whom joined Harrison Clark from top tier national and international firms. Simon’s arrival means the department is now able to offer a complete service to sports clients across commercial, intellectual property and regulatory sports work.

Commenting on Simon’s arrival, Rob Cobley said: “Simon’s sports experience adds significant weight to our intellectual property offering. Our clients are already benefiting from the definite synergy between the two disciplines.”

Robert Capper, who heads up the commercial department, expressed his delight at the new addition by stating: “Simon is an experienced and well-connected practitioner who joins us from a specialist sports law practice. He has worked with some of the biggest names in the sports industry and brings an added dimension to our ever expanding commercial department.”

Harrison Clark provides a complete spectrum of City-quality legal services to business and private clients across the region. As well as joining MSI Global Alliance in 2007 - one of the world’s leading international legal and accountancy networks - in 2010 the firm was again recognised for the national quality of its work through a listing in the prestigious Legal 500 and Chamber and Partners lists of the major firms in England and Wales.

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