Richard Yates

Richard Yates

Richard is a solicitor in the Commercial Litigation and Sports and Media Law Departments at JMW Solicitors LLP, based in the firm’s Manchester City Centre Office.

Richard specialises in advising both individuals and companies on a variety of contentious commercial related matters to include breach of contract, professional negligence, defamation, property litigation, contested debt cases and emergency injunctions.

Richard also possesses extensive experience across the Sports and Media sector and acts for a number of Premier League footballers and Olympic medallists. Richard deals with a variety of sports-related legal issues relating to playing contracts, sponsorship agreements, agency agreements, Anti-Doping Violations, regulatory disputes and disciplinary issues.

Richard is also a former professional athlete having regularly represented both Great Britain and England over 400 metres hurdles. Richard won a Commonwealth bronze medal in the 4×400 metre relay in Delhi, India in 2010 and is the current English Champion over 400 hurdles (2016). Richard is also a recently elected member of the UK Athletics Athletes’ Commission. 

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