Legal Counsel (Football Regulation & Litigation)

London, UK

The Football Association

About the Role

The Role
To provide proactive legal support to The FA Group across a full range of contentious, regulatory and risk issues.

Key Accountabilities
Delivering robust legal advice in an efficient and effective manner to The FA group.
Protecting the organisation from litigation and reputational risk.
Providing legal support on football regulatory matters.
Providing legal and disciplinary support to the England national teams.
Advising on FIFA/UEFA regulatory matters.
Providing advice on player status issues, transfers and agents.
Handling contentious intellectual property issues.
Dealing with insurance issues affecting The FA Group.
Providing support to the safeguarding team on legal issues.
Providing focused instructions to external law firms when authorised to do so.
Executing any additional tasks required in order to meet legal team and FA Group changing priorities.
Comply with all company policies and procedures to ensure the highest standards of health, safety and wellbeing can be maintained.

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About the Company

The Football Association [The FA] is the not-for-profit governing body of football in England. It is responsible for promoting and developing every level of the game, from grassroots through to the professional game, and generates significant revenue to support investment into English football each year.

The FA oversees England international teams across men's, women's, youth and disability football, as well as running the National League System and FA Competitions including the Emirates FA Cup, Barclays FA Women's Super League, FA Women's Championship, and Vitality Women's FA Cup, and the world-class facilities of Wembley Stadium and St. George's Park, all with a purpose to Unite the Game and Inspire the Nation.