Clarke Willmott Joins RPA Business Club

The Rugby Players Association (RPA) has today announced a new Business Club partnership with national law firm Clarke Willmott LLP. 

The RPA has agreed a partnership to continue to work closely with Clarke Willmott's sports sector team, providing specialist legal advice and services to the RPA's 800 current players and 400 former players.

Headed by Partner and sports employment lawyer Tim Copplestone, the multi-year partnership will see Clarke Willmott assist RPA members with any legal issues that they encounter.

Tim Copplestone, said: “We are delighted to have formed a partnership with the RPA, which does such important work with professional rugby players, both during and after their careers.  We have worked with the team and their members for many years now and we are proud to provide legal advice as part of the first class support that players receive from the RPA. The modern professional game is bringing increasing challenges for the players, and we have significant experience providing strategic legal advice across all areas of our leading national practice.”  

RPA Group CEO Damian Hopley, said: “This new partnership with Clarke Willmott LLP is hugely exciting and we look forward to building on our work with their expert team to deliver the very best legal support and advice for our membership. As a highly regarded and trusted law firm we are confident this partnership will deliver outstanding resources and support for our players.”

Clarke Willmott LLP is a national law firm with seven offices across the country in Birmingham, Bristol, Cardiff, London, Manchester, Southampton and Taunton.

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