Will’s Sports Law practice encompasses advice and representation of clients across a spectrum of different areas including professional discipline, player transfer regulations and safeguarding.
Will was recently seconded to the Football Association. He has appeared for the FA in proceedings related to breaches of intermediary regulations, appeals against safeguarding determinations and allegations of on-field and off-field misconduct against players and coaches. Will has appeared at both first instance and appellate level.
The FA v West Ham United Football Club (‘WHUFC’)
Represented The FA in a case brought against WHUFC as a result of significant crowd disorder at a match against Burnley at the London Stadium in March 2018. The case was complicated by WHUFC’s contract with the operators of the London Stadium. The FA successfully proved its case, and the Club was fined £100,000.
The FA v David Manasseh
Represented The FA in case brought against David Manasseh, a leading football intermediary and managing director and co-founder of the Stellar Group, for approaching an entering into a representation contract with a player aged under 16. Mr. Manasseh denied the charge, but The FA successfully proved its case. He was suspended from intermediary activity for three months and fined £50,000.