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Gary is the founder of the Beswicks sports law team and he has extensive knowledge of the sports, media and entertainment world.
Gary has provided commercial, practical and technical advice in all areas of the media and entertainment industry, predominantly advising the artist and entrepreneur, enjoying the talent end of the business. His expertise includes drafting and negotiating contracts and advising clients on a broad range of legal issues.
He has extensive knowledge of the football and cricket world and has operated in athletics, snooker, golf and tournament organisation, including arranging international players for high profile events.
He has been involved in numerous contractual negotiations at all levels in the sporting world.
- Managing and advising top international sports men and women
- Sourcing and negotiating commercial and playing contracts
- Promotion of the client
- Post-career planning
Music, media and entertainment
- Sourcing and negotiating media contracts
- Management contracts
- Recording agreements
- Negotiating a £8million transfer in the English Premier League
- Securing and negotiating a record sports merchandise agreement in Australasia
- Concluded numerous sports contracts in the Premier Leaugue, Championship and both domestic and international cricket.
- Gary is a member of the British Association for Sport & Law
- "Gary Mellor's advice is "right on the money",... Legal 500 2012
- "Gary Mellor, ............. "very approachable, honest, trustworthy and highly qualified". Legal 500 2011
- "Beswicks Solicitors LLP advises a growing number of UK and international footballers and cricketers on all their contractual and personal legal affairs. The 'very experienced and knowledgeable' Gary Mellor heads the team". Legal 500 2010
- Spending time with my wife and children
- An avid and passionate fan of all major sports, participating in football, cricket, running, tennis and skiing
- A zest for travel - recently completed a charity walk along the Inca Trail
- Music - especially Indie and Soul
- Stoke City Football Club of course!