Leading Advisors Launch The Sports Reputation Group
By Community | September 21, 2012
Today, 20th September, the sports sector saw the launch of a new initiative, The Sports Reputation Group, which will offer a ‘one stop shop’ for legal and PR advice on issues surrounding sports brands’ reputations.
The consortium, driven by Gateley’s legal practice, brings together a wealth of experience from within the sporting industry comprising three award-winning specialists:
John Burns, Partner in Gateley’s Manchester Practice explained ‘When we had the idea of forming the group, we wanted a consortium that represented ‘best in show’ talent. Each of the three members involved knows the other two well so creating an integrated service seemed a very obvious, sensible and exciting step.’
David Casement QC added ‘Each of us has an extensive track record in our relative fields which, when taken as a whole, means there are almost no situations or sports that we haven’t dealt with first hand. This means we are uniquely well placed to advise clients with a lot of authority.’
John Burns concluded, ‘The need for the group’s services is evident when you consider just how many issues there have been in sport over the past few years – many of which escalated into scandals needlessly. By receiving jointly-given PR and legal advice, our ambition for clients is that they get the best outcome possible, as quickly and as quietly as possible.’