A Solicitors' Practice for Sport
Clive graduated from Downing College, Cambridge in 1990 and was admitted as a solicitor in 1993. He was a partner in a Leeds commercial solicitors practice for 13 years before leaving to take up the role of Consultant Solicitor in 2009.
He specialises in intellectual property, sports law and media and entertainment law, as well as acting for a number of charities and not for profit organisations.
He is the author of “Brands: Law, Practice and Precedents” (Jordans, 2008), co-author of “Sports Business: Law, Practice and Precedents”(Jordans 1999, second edition 2005) and a contributor of sections on intellectual property and merchandising to “Sport: Law and Practice” (Butterworths 2003, second edition Tottel 2008, third edition forthcoming).
Clive has acted for numerous sporting organisations including Premier League football clubs and the Premier League itself in commercial and intellectual property matters. Outside the law he has acted as a charity trustee and non executive director of companies in the arts and media sector and was Chair of Audiences Yorkshire, the then regional audience development agency for the arts, from 2005 to 2010.
Clive has been listed as a leading lawyer in the region over a number of years in intellectual property, information technology law, sports law and media and entertainment law in The Legal 500 and Chambers and Partners.