Manchester-based Slater Heelis Solicitors has been engaged by The Rugby League World Cup 2021 to provide advice, assistance and representation should it be required over the course of the competition.
The firm’s criminal defence team, led by Rachel Fletcher, will be providing 24/7 support to the teams and players involved in the tournament should they require legal services during the five-week duration. Thew Rugby League World Cup will see 61 matches across 21 venues, featuring 32 teams from 20 unique nations. The tournament kicks off on Saturday, October 15 when the hosts, England, take on Samoa at St James’ Park.
Slater Heelis have been proud corporate partners of Rugby League Cares for the past 18 months in a collaboration to provide support and advice on all legal issues to past and current players and their involvement in the World Cup is a natural extension to an already successful partnership.
Commenting on the relationship, Rachel Fletcher who is a Partner and Head of the crime and regulatory team at Slater Heelis said: “We are delighted to be working with the Rugby League World Cup acting as trusted providers of legal services and we wish the players and teams every success.
“Slater Heelis has really nurtured Rugby League Cares and its members and we are delighted to be able to extend our relationship with rugby league.”
Dean Hardman, Tournament Director from The Rugby League World Cup added: “Working with Slater Heelis over the course of the tournament gives us the confidence and reassurance that our players will be looked after should they need legal representation. Knowing the calibre of the team reinforces the fact that we are working with the very best and we are pleased to have their commitment to us.”
Slater Heelis is a full-service law firm acting for clients across the UK and internationally. The firm offers a range of legal services to both private and business clients including: Construction & Engineering, Corporate Law, Crime (including Business Crime & Regulatory), Dispute Resolution, Employment & HR, Family Law, Personal Injury, Private Client (including Court of Protection services) and Property Law.
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