Sports partner joins Tyr

We have continued our growth with the recruitment of partner, Alistair McHenry.

Alistair joins from Walker Morris to lead the Sports offering at Tyr. Alistair specialises in all areas of sports work with a particular focus on dispute resolution, contentious regulatory work and arbitrations. He acts for governing bodies, clubs, players, athletes, businesses and other sports professionals and, since 2018, has been an appointed Arbitrator and Mediator for Sport Resolutions. Alistair also specialises in contentious insolvency work and leads high value complex disputes acting for office holders, litigation funders and directors in bringing and defending claims.

Managing Partner, Dean Jowett, said “We are delighted that Alistair has joined the team. He is an excellent lawyer focused on working in partnership with his clients and he is a great fit with our key values and dynamic approach. We have consistently recruited lawyers of the highest calibre so that we can deliver exceptional service across specialisms to our clients locally, nationally and internationally.”

Alistair McHenry added “I am delighted to join Tyr to head up the firm’s new sports practice. Tyr should be competing for the very best sport work. Tyr already has outstanding individuals across all specialisms and offers a genuinely full service to its clients. This is a fantastic opportunity to grow the sports practice and to contribute to the firm’s rapid progress and excellent reputation. I am also delighted to be able to bring my contentious experience to complement the firm’s existing restructuring practice.”

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