Dominic McGinn

Partner in Sports Law and Commercial Litigation & Dispute Resolution

+44 (0)845 257 9449

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Dominic specialises in sports law and all aspects of dispute resolution. He represents a range of clients including premier league footballers, football agents, individuals, small and medium sized businesses, property developers and property agents.

Dominic is an expert in complex contractual disputes, professional negligence claims, finance actions, privacy and media law, property related litigation and is experienced in all types of mediation.

He has handled many high profile cases including acting on behalf of fitness instructor Sarah Watson against a Manchester United footballer Marcos Rojo which led to the super injunction banning his identity being lifted.

He is the go-to lawyer for a renowned Spanish football lawyer for all legal matters in the English jurisdiction.

He is exclusively retained for all legal work in this country by football agencies registered in the UK who operate in Portugal, Spain, Argentina, Turkey, Emirates, Nigeria and Ghana.

Dominic is listed in the Legal 500 2023 directory, along with colleague Sarah Nolan, for commercial litigation expertise, and is additionally ranked for his sports practice with comments including:

‘The ability of Dominic McGinn to understand the complex situation generated in football issues, in which the stakeholders interested are so different, and the real effort to understand the role of the agents is particularly remarkable. To co-operate with a colleague like Dominic is a pleasure, which allows us to offer to the client a very high level of legal services, and, at the same time, adapt to the financial needs of the client.’

‘The team operate on a very individualistic basis and give the strong impression that their practices are very bespoke and that they have experts who can deal with any situation or area. It is an extremely personable approach and the client feels that the team is focused on his/her issue alone.’

‘Sarah Nolan and Dominic McGinn have become like family to me and have really pushed back hard against aggressive opponents. I have always felt like they genuinely cared about the outcome of my case right from the start.’

‘Dom McGinn has unrivalled experience of transfer disputes and international enforcement issues.’

Dominic's Experience

  • Obtaining a £1 million pound settlement on a complex contractual dispute for a finance company
  • Acting for a developer on a £3 million claim and £4 million cross claim
  • Successfully defending a £500,000 professional negligence claim against a surveyor
  • Representing an internationally renowned footballer in a multimillion pound claim against a premier league club relating to image rights
  • Acting for football agents on a claim worth 9.4 million euros against Palermo football club
  • Acting for a football agent in a phone hacking claim against Mirror Group Newspapers
  • Representing a footballer who suffered a potentially career ending injury. Formulated and settled a claim worth £1.5 million pounds involving expert evidence from a top US surgeon
  • Advising a football agent relating to the amount owed under an agency agreement following the transfer of a footballer for 15 million euros
  • Acting for a premier league footballer on a claim against the player’s agent for monies owed as a result of breach of duties

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Dominic is commercially focused and gets to the nub of the case. I would not hesitate in recommending him.


I can only say he is clever and understands this hard football industry. His approach, the results in all of the cases he has managed and the tactics used on the negotiations are excellent. I advise all of my clients in Spain to use Dominic.


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