Case Studies

Advice and representation in a claim valued in excess of £1 million by a sports management company against an international professional footballer for breach of contract and loss of earnings. This case involves proceedings in the courts and separate proceedings in sports arbitration under the FA rule K.

CSM -v- Opare

Advice and representation in a claim brought by an international footballer for breach of contract against a football club. This case also concerned issues of insolvency, football creditors rule and player image rights.

Kanu -v- Portsmouth Football Club

Advice and representation in challenging the refusal by the British Parachute Association to the renewal of an instructor’s license in sports arbitration proceedings with Sports Resolutions.

Allan Hewitt -v- British Parachute Association

Advising filmmaker on worldwide television intellectual property rights.


Obtaining judgment for sports management company against player’s new adviser for breach of contract.

CSM v. Ocran

Advising small business on Data Protection Rules and Regulations.

Nu Design & Build Ltd

Advising football player on disciplinary proceedings.

AFA v. A O

Advising business on commercial leasehold, premises licences, negotiating and settling proceedings.

H Company 2 Limited v. Shoreditch Cottage Limited

Drafting correspondence for during settlement negotiations with music publishing company.

PPL v. Azimi and Mojito Lounge (UK) Limited

Sat on Creditors Committee of the insolvency of a football club to assist with the restructuring of the club and its exit from insolvency and representing the interest of a broad range of the clubs creditors.

Portsmouth Football Club – In Administration

Advice and representation in a multi-million pound renegotiation and renewal of an international footballer’s employment contract plus additional sponsorship and image rights contracts.

Akaminko & Eskisehir Football Club

Value Adding Approach

Our approach to legal practice is always to articulate creative and value-adding solutions for clients whilst delivering timely, efficient and affordable professional services. All clients conduct their affairs within a legal context and Mercantile Barristers’ role is to advise on the conduct of their transactions and affairs in ways that avoid conflict and disputes.


However, should a dispute become inevitable, then our prior engagement would have assured that all the necessary precautions have been taken and mitigating steps adopted. Thus, clients will begin any dispute resolution in a strong position to achieve their desired objectives.


Whether by adjudication, arbitration, litigation, members at Mercantile Barristers will adopt a firm, swift and decisive approach to achieve the best possible results for clients within the shortest possible time. We recognise that no two cases are the same, so we will adapt our style to suit the occasion.


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