Our Team

Our Team

Our Team

Paul Fletcher
Managing Director

Paul has been ranked in both Chambers and Partners and The Legal 500 as a leading individual within Sport for a number of years.

Paul is the Managing Director of Fletcher Sports Law and has over 15 years experience of providing tailored legal advice to his clients. Paul is particularly well-renowned within the sports industry for advising UK based and foreign agents / intermediaries, clubs and brands, as well as some of the most high profile players in world football, on a whole host of issues ranging from playing contracts and transfers to representation agreements and disputes, to name but a few.

Beyond football, Paul is regularly instructed by clients from other sports such as Rugby Union, Rugby League, Cricket, Snooker, Darts, Boxing and Golf to advise on a variety of contentious and non-contentious matters.

In addition to his established sports practice, Paul is frequently instructed by clients to advise on strictly commercial matters and corporate transactions including share purchase agreements, joint venture agreements and service agreements.

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Tom Grant
Solicitor

Tom advises high profile influencers, celebrities, agents and athletes on a variety of contentious and non-contentious matters.

Within Media & Entertainment, Tom advises talent (and their management) in relation to their commercial and endorsement agreements, ambassador agreements, TV deals and PAs; as well as being regularly instructed in relation to a number of high-profile disputes with newspapers, brands and former agents / managers.

Within Sport, Tom's highlights include:

- acting for a number of professional boxers in relation to promotional, bout and management agreements;
- acting for a number of football agents / intermediaries to successfully recover unpaid fees;
- acting for players and their agents / intermediaries in relation to transfer arrangements and advising on the associated documentation;
- acting for several international rugby players (including a World Cup winner) in relation to salary disputes with their domestic clubs;
- advising on settlement / compromise agreements for players and managers in both football and rugby.

Tom was recently named as a Rising Star within the Sports Law sector by Legal500.

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Sara Duque
Lawyer

Sara Duque is a qualified Portuguese Lawyer and works as a Paralegal at Fletcher Sports Law.  

Sara is also fluent in five languages, which enables her to assist the team with legal translations when advising foreign agents and sporting personalities. 

Sara assists the team with contentious and non-contentious legal matters, including advising on sponsorship and endorsement agreements, brand ambassador agreements, football transfers and settlement agreements, as well as advising agents / intermediaries in relation to disputes with clubs and players.

Sara’s passion for football and languages led her to design a language program, tailored for top level football players and coaches, who wish to learn a language and has worked as a Football Language Coach with football stars from FC Porto, Real Madrid, and Premier League clubs. She holds a master’s degree in sports psychology and mental coaching from the University of Real Madrid. 

Besides football and languages, Sara loves traveling, dancing, and cooking. She has lived in 6 countries so far. She’s the Little Princess Trust Ambassador for Portugal, a British charity that provides real hair wigs, free of charge, to children and young people who have lost their own hair through cancer treatment.  

Joe Thompson

Joe works as a Paralegal whilst finalising his LPC LLM studies at BPP University. He assists Paul Fletcher and Tom Grant on tasks such as drafting letters and contract summaries, editing agreements and publications, and undertaking research on various matters.

Joe came back to the UK to pursue law after living in China for four years. He decided to specialise in sports law after gaining experience at a law firm in Shanghai, where he contributed to a handful of articles on the regulations of Chinese football in publications such as The Football Legal Journal.

Rachel Curwen

Chambers and Partners – Ranked as a Leading Individual: Paul Fletcher is considered “the go-to guy for sports contracts, structuring deals and advice around commercial rights from athlete contracts.”

Legal 500 – Ranked as a Leading Individual: Paul Fletcher has a ‘real depth of sports law knowledge, particularly in football. He is very good at managing the politics of football and balancing the needs of clubs, managers, agents and the players’.

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Phone: 0161 513 7100 | Email: info@fletchersportslaw.com | Address: Fletcher Sports Law, Suite 1, Warrant House, Altrincham Cheshire WA14 4PZ

Fletcher Sports Law is a limited company registered in England and Wales under company number 07122126 and is regulated by the Solicitors Regulatory Authority under SRA Number 650034