Law firms tie up football club deals

Farleys Solicitors has become the new stand sponsor of Accrington Stanley’s Clayton End, which has taken on its name.

The two-year deal, which begins with Stanley's 2019/20 League One season, sees the launch of the Farleys Solicitors Stand.

Ian Liddle, partner at Farleys Solicitors, said: “As a firm with a strong heritage in Lancashire, Farleys Solicitors are delighted to become the sponsor of Accrington Stanley’s famous Clayton End, ahead of what we hope will be another exciting season at the club.

“Having worked with the club for many years, everyone connected with Stanley is rightly proud of its heritage and the town’s place as a founder of the Football League.

"They are a true community-based club and Farleys are proud to support them as a way of showing our thanks to a community who have been kind enough to support our business over many years."

Meanwhile, Harrison Drury has been named AFC Fylde’s official legal partner for the 2019-20 season. The agreement marks the latest chapter in the firm’s growing relationship with the National League club which started in 2016.

The firm has previously acted on a wide range of commercial legal matters for The Coasters, as well as providing sponsorship to the club.

Kris Midgley, business development manager for Harrison Drury, said: “Running a football club is complex and we’re delighted to be operating in an official role to help in areas including property advice, regulatory matters, employment law, and commercial litigation."