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Gareth Farrelly

Senior Associate

Gareth joins our Liverpool office as part of our Litigation and Sports Law Department. He is a former Premiership and international footballer.

He has accrued a wealth of experience in a wide range of white-collar crime matters, including SFO and HMRC investigations and corporate compliance. The fusion of this specialist grounding and Gareth’s contact base has meant that he has developed niche expertise in complex high-value tax fraud litigation and associated negligence actions, as well as claims for restitution from mis-sold financial products.

He has also developed significant expertise in sports law, building on his extensive practical experience in the sporting industry. He has been involved in numerous transfers and disputes concerning current and former players.

He was a Court of Arbitration for Sport Arbitrator and Premier League Judicial Panel Member. In addition, he was also a member of Sports Resolutions’ Independent Panel of Arbitrators and Mediators.

He is a member of the Football Association’s Judicial Panel and sits on both the Chairman’s Panel and the Football Panel. He is the co-founder of Player4Player and the Union of European Clubs.

Contact: 0151 332 3555