JMW helps deliver much anticipated Anthony Joshua & Tyson Fury heavyweight fight

Stephen Taylor Heath, partner and Head of Sports Law at JMW Solicitors, has helped negotiate the biggest British Heavyweight World Title Fight of all time.

Stephen, alongside Jeremy Koegel (Top Rank Counsel) and Robert Davies (Fury’s personal lawyer), represented Bob Arum/Top Rank and Frank Warren/ Queensberry Promotions on behalf of Tyson Fury to negotiate the details with Anthony Joshua’s promoters, Matchroom.

Commenting on the deal, Stephen said: “There has been significant cooperation between the parties to reach this point, especially given the current implications for such a major sporting event. Now the terms have been agreed, the co-promoters will be working on securing a venue that meets the logistical challenges for staging an event of this magnitude and expectations of those involved. This will also factor in the recent announcement regarding lifting of legal restrictions on spectator events.”

Stephen is a specialist sports and media lawyer listed as a ‘leading Individual’ by Legal 500. He has represented Hall of Fame Promoter Frank Warren for over 25 years and previously held in house positions with Leeds United Football Club and Racing UK. Current clients include World No 5 Golfer Tyrrell Hatton/Modest Golf!, Liverpool legend Ian Rush and Prenetics who undertake the Covid Testing for the English Premier League/ECB and many other sporting organisations.

JMW Solicitors LLP has been ranked number 33 in 2020 The Sunday Times 'Best Companies' to work for listing. The listing is compiled from a survey of company staff across all sectors. JMW was the second law firm within the top 100.

JMW Solicitors is ranked 74 in The Lawyer’s “UK 200: The Top 100” for 2020, moving up nine places. The listing confirms that JMW posted the largest organic growth in the 51-100 tier, increasing revenues from £38.3m in 2019 to £47.6m this year. The London office contributed £5.1m to that growth.

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