Sean O'Toole Disputes Solicitor

I joined Beswicks Legal in January 2017 as a solicitor in the sports law and disputes resolution team.

I advise professional clubs, athletes and other stakeholders in sport on contentious and non-contentious contractual, regulatory and commercial matters. My particular expertise is in boxing, as well as the sponsorship, promotion and management of athletes.

My experience in dispute resolution covers all aspects of commercial litigation, including complex contractual disputes and issues arising out of corporate transactions. My clients appreciate my approach: resolving disputes cost-effectively with minimum disruption to everyday business.

 

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Typical areas I deal with for sports law are:

  • The resolution of contractual disputes
  • Advising on regulatory issues
  • Drafting and negotiation of commercial matters, such as contracts with clubs, agents and sponsors
  • Media and sports IP and image rights

Typical areas I deal with for dispute resolution are:

  • All areas of commercial litigation
  • Complex corporate contractual disputes
  • Arbitration

What others say about me:

“flawless legal counsel and continuous enthusiasm” Legal 500 2014

“hard working and results driven” James Williamson, The Sports Partnership (agents for sports stars including Jenson Button)

“Very thorough with a professional attitude and knows the industry well, much more than what you expect from a lawyer.” Joe Gallagher, boxing trainer and manager

 

I have recently acted for clients in relation to:

  • A Formula 1 driver in a breach of management agreement claim concerning an alleged secret profit
  • A football club in relation to a dispute with a former player
  • An academy football player in relation to his status with a football club
  • Numerous other sports people in relation to both contentious and non-contentious matters relating to their professional sporting careers
  • A manufacturer in respect of a claim brought by a supplier for alleged breach of an exclusive supply agreement; the claim was valued in excess of €35 million and the matter was concluded by the Court of Appeal
  • An electrical engineering company in relation to the non-payment of monies following the sale of electrical wire to a Norwegian company
  • A global medical technology company in relation to the litigation aspects of a procurement challenge
  • A social housing association on a multi-million pound dispute relating to the alleged poor delivery of its IT system by a supplier.

 

 

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