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Kings Sport Network Expands to Midlands

Fri 19th Apr 2013 | Legal

Sporting executives and advisors from across the region have flocked to a new business networking group launched by Birmingham-based barristers set Kings Chambers.

The Kings Sport Network’s inaugural midlands meeting in Birmingham saw a collection of in-house lawyers from some of the area’s best-known clubs join an audience of solicitors and other professionals to hear the latest updates on key business issues from Kings barristers.

The Network already includes a number of well known Premier and Football League clubs as members from its birthplace in the North West of England and as it approaches its second anniversary, the Kings Sport Network is encouraging East and West Midlands professionals to join new the community.

One such member, Richard Garlick, Sporting and Technical Director (Designate) at FA Premier League club West Bromwich Albion FC, says: “The Kings Sports Network is a superb initiative and I am delighted it is now available to clubs, solicitors and other professionals in the Midlands.”

“Since opening our Birmingham office in 2012, Kings Chambers has taken a number of calls from local professionals in the Midlands sporting business community who wanted us to expand our network south,” says David Casement QC, chairman of the Kings Sport Network. “It’s proven to be an excellent forum for those working on the business and administrative side of sport to keep up with the latest legal developments in their field.”

The network now has over 140 members with professionals from Liverpool Football Club, the two Manchesters - City and United – and a growing contingent from East and West Midlands sport and business circles joining up to hear regular talks on topical issues such as anti-doping, player contracts, or disciplinary rules. 

“The issues that bring our community together are certainly not regional, but there hasn’t been very much available for the Midlands’ sports business professional which is why we’ve expanded the network,” adds Martin Budworth, barrister and deputy chairman of the Kings Sport Network.

“The business of sport is a dynamic marketplace with new developments that impact players and athletes, governing bodies like the FA or RFU as well as solicitors who advise them. We aim to provide our members with the very latest guidance so they can stay ahead of the curve.”


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