We bring extensive sector knowledge and technical insight to support sports companies through strategic and agile human resource planning and management that delivers competitive edge.

What we do

As employer solutions lawyers, we can help your organisation optimise HR performance throughout the employee lifecycle.  

We have extensive experience within the sports sector, working with professional clubs, club owners and sports agencies based within the UK and overseas on the full range of HR, employment, immigration and mobility needs.  

We offer strategic, agile human resource planning & management that delivers competitive edge

I believe our real specialism is helping employers derive maximum value from their HR capability

How we do it

Our specialist team of lawyers and consultants work with sports businesses of all sizes, delivering strategic consultancy and managed services in support of the organisation’s people-led business objectives. 

Employer solutions

We help our sports sector clients:

  • Mobilise highly skilled, specialist talent across the globe

  • Streamline people processes across the employee lifecycle

  • Manage emergency visa applications

  • Improve the recruitment and retention of high-calibre staff

  • Meet employment, immigration compliance and right to work obligations

  • Enhance internal support functions through training and professional development programmes

Immigration law

Our team of leading UK immigration lawyers help sports companies with all aspects of their UK immigration needs. 

Through our strategic advice and managed migration services, we operate in support of inhouse HR teams or on a fully outsourced basis to ensure you operate competitively and in full compliance when employing overseas workers.  Clients benefit from access to our immigration lawyers via a dedicated telephone support line, available weekdays from 8.30am – 6.00pm.

Employment law

Our team of employment lawyers works with employers of all sizes to provide ongoing employment law advice, representation and strategic risk management guidance. We offer specialist, fixed fee employment law services, including access to unlimited telephone advice.

HR Consultancy

Our team of highly experienced HR consultants can support sports companies to improve the performance of their HR function and enhance the overall impact of HR projects. 

We combine deep industry knowledge with technical expertise to help employers in the sports sector drive commercial performance through a transformative approach to human resource planning, management and development. 

Global mobility

Given the highly competitive nature of professional sports, effective global mobility programmes are critical to agile, flexible and compliant recruitment and onboarding of specialist, international talent.

We help ensure our sports clients’ global mobility programmes are both fully compliant with immigration requirements and effective in supporting commercial operations.

In any organisation, people are the defining features of both commercial advantage and risk.

Anne Morris

Managing Director

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Get in touch

For specialist advice for employers, speak to our experts.

About DavidsonMorris

As employer solutions lawyers, DavidsonMorris offers a complete and cost-effective capability to meet employers’ needs across UK immigration and employment law, HR and global mobility.

Led by Anne Morris, one of the UK’s preeminent immigration lawyers, and with rankings in The Legal 500 and Chambers & Partners, we’re a multi-disciplinary team helping organisations to meet their people objectives, while reducing legal risk and nurturing workforce relations.

Legal Disclaimer

The matters contained in this article are intended to be for general information purposes only. This article does not constitute legal advice, nor is it a complete or authoritative statement of the law, and should not be treated as such. Whilst every effort is made to ensure that the information is correct at the time of writing, no warranty, express or implied, is given as to its accuracy and no liability is accepted for any error or omission. Before acting on any of the information contained herein, expert legal advice should be sought.

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