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Brabners Chaffe Street is pleased to announce its appointment to the Legal Panel Framework – a new initiative established by Sport England, Sport Wales, UK Sport and the Sport and Recreation Alliance.
The Legal Panel Framework aims to make it easier for national governing bodies (NGBs) and wider sport and recreational organisations to identify and gain access to high quality legal firms at fair rates - delivering better value for money to the sector.
The initiative is the first of its kind for the sector, bringing improved rates and a wide range of other value added opportunities. The panel will provide services across nineteen areas of law including child protection, governance, athlete selection, EU sports policy and major events.
Brabners Chaffe Street was chosen based on criteria such as price, value-added services, its understanding and experience of working with sport and recreation organisations and its commitment to training and development.
Tim Lamb, Chief Executive of the Sport and Recreation Alliance, said: “The Legal Panel Framework demonstrates the benefits that can be achieved through collaboration, and we are looking forward to working with UK Sport, Sport England and Sport Wales as well as some of the best legal firms in the sector to deliver these benefits.”
“Sport and recreation bodies are very aware of the complex legal environment in which they operate and there is a real need for them to know which legal firms to turn to and for what issues, in order to get advice and support at a reasonable cost.”
Jason Smith, Sports Law Partner at Brabners Chaffe Street commented: “This appointment clearly provides us with an opportunity to share the expertise we have acquired from working within this sector for many years, including with British Cycling, British Swimming and Commonwealth Games England to help such sport and recreation bodies face the increasingly legal environment in which they operate.”
“For us, it reinforces our position as one of the leading firms of lawyers who advise across all sectors of sport and recreation following on from our appointment earlier this year to the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games pro bono service.”
More than 300 sport and recreation bodies across England, Wales and the UK are supported and/or funded by Sport England, UK Sport, Sport Wales and the Sport and Recreation Alliance.