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.

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.