Sarah Whyman

Position: Senior Associate
Phone: +(44)(0)161 234 8717
Offices:Manchester

What can I do for you?

I am a commercial and sports lawyer specialising in advising my clients on the drafting and negotiation of commercial contracts. My work includes advising on a broad range of areas such as supply of goods and services contracts, data protection and a variety of non-contentious IP matters such as IP licensing and IP assignments. I am also a member of the sports sector at Mills & Reeve and advise clubs, players, managers and agents in the sports industry on matters such as image rights agreements and endorsement agreements. 

Supporting my clients’ objectives

I have been fortunate enough to complete a secondment at Manchester City Football Club working within their in-house legal team. This experience gave me a fantastic insight into working alongside the client in their business and I was able to understand the client’s commercial and legal needs from the perspective of their business. I apply this experience to provide my clients with pragmatic and commercially focused legal advice taking into account the needs of their business.

What do others say?

Legal 500 describes our sports law team as “first class in every respect.” It’s also fantastic to work for a company which has been ranked consistently in The Sunday Times '100 Best Companies to Work For'. One of the most common things we hear from clients is that we provide practical and straightforward advice with a personal and engaging approach.

What else should you know?

Visit the Mills & Reeve Technology Hub where you will find a wealth of valuable resources for your company, whether small, medium or large.

Outside of work, I enjoy keeping fit and participating in running events. I am also an avid football fan, which certainly assisted on the secondment!