Chris Farnell


Chris Farnell advises leading Premier League and Football League Clubs, leading sporting and media agents and a number of high profile sporting individuals on a wide variety of matters.

Chris’ practice areas include: Sports, Media & Entertainment. He specialises in image rights, third party ownership issues, player transfers, intellectual property contracts, contract re-negotiations, sponsorship and endorsement contracts, defamation, sports dispute resolution, footballer and agent disputes, doping hearings, regulatory issues, and both contentious and non-contentious intellectual property law.
Chris has advised on a leading number of high-profile cases in the area of sports law, some of which are listed: –

  • Roberto Martinez
    Chris represented Roberto Martinez in his dispute with Everton FC gaining a record pay-out for his Client and also advising on Roberto Martinez appointment to the Belgian FA and his most recent appointment as manager of the Portuguese National team.
  • Swansea City Football Club
    Chris was the lead lawyer on the sale of the football club to the new owners.
  • Tyson Fury
    Represented the former World Heavyweight Champion.
  • Cristiano Ronaldo
    Chris acted on behalf of Cristiano Ronaldo during his time in the UK on various significant commercial matters.

Paul Jordan


Commercial Conveyancing matters are dealt with by a Consultant Solicitor, namely, Paul Jordan, who brings with him a depth of experience gained over a period of time which commenced in September 1964.

Zoe Tarrach


Zoe has experience in advising clients in both English and French in various football matters including, but not limited to, employment contracts, Rule K Arbitration and image rights.

As an accomplished runner, particularly marathons having competed at national level, Zoe understands the demands on professional athletes and is able to view each situation through their eyes providing sound advice.

Larissa Berry


Larissa is an experienced sports industry professional with a demonstrated 15 year history, having a wide range of skills from working within Stoke City FC and Manchester United FC such as account/athlete management, sponsorship/advertising sales, and VIP hospitality event management.

Previously, Larissa supported the General Counsel at Liverpool FC including assisting with football operations, club secretarial, commercial/player contracts, image rights, and brand protection.

Larissa is also a WBFF Pro-Athlete competing in both the UK and America, alongside having a keen interest in golf, and encouraging more women to take part in the sport.

Elaine Lawler


Elaine has over 25 years’ experience as a Legal Cashier working at Solicitors in Stockport and then Central Manchester, before joining IPS Law over 8 years ago.
Elaine enjoys cooking, walking and spending time with her Grandchildren.