Solicitors branching out into sports law field

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LEGAL firm Levi Solicitors has launched a sports law division, with the backing of former Leeds United captain Dominic Matteo, after spotting “a gap in the market”.

The sports law department offers legal support to those involved in sport, whether professional or amateur. Matteo is the firm’s sports law ambassador.

Speaking to the Yorkshire Post at the launch event for the Leeds law firm’s new department, managing partner Steven Newdall said: “We identified there’s a gap in the market for a firm such as ours to be able to offer this service to potential clients.”

Levi Solicitors, which today employs 50 people and has a turnover of around £3m, was formed in 1934 by Jack Levi, who was a criminal solicitor. It has evolved since then into a mid-sized commercial firm in Leeds, servicing mainly the Yorkshire area but further afield too. The firm has a satellite office in London.

“The market conditions are very tough. People are looking for good service and value for money,” said Mr Newdall.