Winlink Marketing Limited v. The Liverpool Football Club and Athletics Grounds Limited


DLA Piper has successfully represented The Liverpool Football Club and Athletics Grounds Limited (LFC) in defending a GBP1.13 million claim brought by sports intermediary Winlink Marketing Limited.

Winlink sought to rely on an Introduction Agreement entered into by LFC and Winlink back in October 2013, to claim commission on LFC’s training kit sponsorship deal with BetVictor in 2016. This was despite Winlink having had no involvement in the deal.

In the Judgment, HHJ Pelling QC concluded that the introductions made by Winlink needed to be the effective cause of the BetVictor deal, which they were not.

The DLA Piper team was led by Christina Sharma (Legal Director) and Danielle Carter (Associate) with Robert Anderson QC of Blackstone Chambers and Theo Barclay of Hailsham Chambers as Counsel.

Involved fees earner: Christina Sharma – DLA Piper;

Law Firms: DLA Piper;

Clients: Liverpool Football Club;