Alex Brooks

Alex Brooks

Associate, Onside Law
Alex advises on the full range of contentious and non-contentious employment law issues and acts for employers, athletes, coaches and executives in Employment Tribunal and High Court claims, including for unfair dismissal, discrimination, breach of contract and whistleblowing. Alex is also experienced in acting on behalf of athletes in anti-doping matters.

Work highlights include successfully overturning a professional football player's ban for anti-doping offences and advising the former assistant manager of a leading professional football club in his successful claim for breach of contract.

Alex also contributes to sports and employment law publications, including a detailed look at the discrimination claims successfully brought against Newcastle United by their former player, Jonas Gutierrez; and the six-year "cooperation agreement" between FIFA and players' body FIFPro regarding professional footballers' rights in relation to breaches of contract by their employing club.

Alex joined Onside Law in 2018, having trained and qualified at Penningtons Manches, before joining Thomas Cooper in their Employment and Sports team. Alex is a recommended Sports lawyer in the Legal 500.

Away from his desk, Alex is a Brighton and Hove Albion fan and can regularly be seen behind the goal in the North Stand at the Amex Stadium. Sadly, this is likely to be the closest that Alex will ever get to being featured on Match of the Day.
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