Sports Regulation & Risk

Safety and sustainability in the face of unprecedented challenge

Sports organisations at all levels across the UK are facing unprecedented challenges. With the gradual return of spectators to stadiums , clubs have a lot to think about: ensuring everyone is safe and making sure the club is operated in a profitable and sustainable way.  No easy task when faced with adapting Regulations and Guidance.

For clubs, it’s never been more important to have trusted advisors on board to help navigate the path to a sustainable ‘new normal.’

Why choose Foot Anstey

We understand that the sector has been one of the hardest hit by the global pandemic.

We also know that such issues represent only one side of the day to day risk and compliance framework  that  businesses in the sports sector must consider: you will need to consider protecting your brand , the effectiveness of your employment and commercial contracts as well as  licensing matters

At Foot Anstey our dedicated sector  experts offer integrated and actionable advice and bring five core benefits to our clients:

Our core benefits

Our people

Our multi-disciplinary team has the expertise to understand what matters to you and to your club and to power your strategy as you move forward.
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How we help clients

Regulatory work

We can assist you in your work with your local Safety Advisory Group (“SAG”)  (preparing and planning for / representation at SAG meetings nationwide)/  We provide no nonsense licensing advice (Obtaining Premises Licences and Safety Certificates for example)  and guide you through the rules and regulations that provide for the safe operation of sports grounds

We conduct policy audits & reviews for you based on our collective experience.


Our team can help with negotiating commercial agreements such as sponsorship and kit manufacturer agreements and introducing technology solutions in to the business

Brand and IP

Our IP experts assist with protecting revenue and brand, with expertise on Trademarks and content protection


We have experts to assist you with Stadium Development, from planning and development to commercial real estate purchases and sales


From contracts to disputes, our employment experts are here to help


Integration of Technology and Data Analytics and advice on the use of digital platforms to reach supporters internationally

Private Wealth

Assisting with tax advice, pre-nuptial agreements and wealth planning to elite sportspeople and trustees alongside asset protection, holding foreign assets and the implications for succession and tax planning.