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Matthew Astley

Matthew Astley

Solicitor, Harrison Drury & Co

Matthew has a multi-disciplinary practice encompassing employment, regulatory, commercial litigation and sports matters. He is the founding head of Harrison Drury’s Sports Sector team.

Matthew has experience in sports dispute resolution matters, including arbitrations and subsequent appeals to the courts. Recent work includes Fleetwood Wanderers Ltd (t/a Fleetwood Town Football Club) v AFC Fylde Ltd [2018] EWHC 3318 (Comm) (30 November 2018).

Matthew also has experience in a wide range of sports regulatory and disciplinary matters, including in football, cycling and rugby league. He has been appointed as a Community Game Discipline Panel Member by the Rugby Football League.

Matthew is a former professional rugby league player, having come through the academy ranks at Wigan Warriors before later signing for Leigh Centurions

Tel. 01772 258321

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