Meet the Team

Gary Portrait

Gary Mellor

Senior Partner

As Senior Partner I have a breadth of experience across a number of specialisms, however, since setting up Beswicks Sports in 1999, my primary focus has been sports law.

I have extensive knowledge of the sports, media and entertainment world and have provided commercial and practical advice to the media and entertainment industries. I advise the football and cricket worlds and have close links in athletics, snooker, golf and tournament organisations, including arranging international players for high profile events. I have been involved in numerous contractual negotiations at all levels.

As well as being ranked among the elite leading lawyers nationwide by the Legal 500, I am an Orlando City founder and former director of the Major League Soccer club, and a trustee of the Stoke City Football Club Community Trust.

Typical areas I deal with include: