Can a lawyer be part of a cheaper and more creative solution to player representation?Wednesday, 21 December 2011 By Iain Taker
Official figures released by the Premier League of the fees paid by its 20 clubs payments to agents over the last year show that £71.8m was spent between 1 October 2010 and 30 September 2011.
In addition the recent case of Proactive Sports Management Limited v Rooney, the levels of commission ‘earned’ by agents for arrangement of contracts (in this case image rights) returned to the public spotlight (for an analysis see this article).
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Iain is a lawyer at Kemp Little LLP who specialises in commercial and sports law. You can follow him on LinkedIn or on Twitter (@iaintaker). An example of work Iain has been involved in is the recent shirt manufacture agreement between Warrior Sports and Liverpool.