Nationally recognised litigation, media and sports lawyers


We're in the results business

Commercial disputes arise over contracts, warranties, timing and enforceability. Directors, shareholders and partners fall out. The aim is to achieve a great result as quickly as possible - through skilfull negotiation or litigation.

Commercial Litigation

Hear No Evil, See No Evil, Speak No Evil

...about those for whom we act. If you have had something written, published, broadcast or said about you which is false, we can do something about it.


Phone Hacking

It's personal, invasive, wrong and can ruin relationships based on trust. You thought someone had betrayed you. They didn't. You got hacked. We help victims of hacking achieve justice.

media & litigation
Phone Hacking

Careless Whispers (and posts)

We specialise in the removal of online defamatory web pages and sites, blogs, threads, negative reviews and menacing posts.

Social Media

Don't do it.....

Be it someone wanting to kiss and tell (shame on you), or someone planning to reveal a trade secret - we have obtained orders to prevent secrets coming out at every level of the Court system to protect our clients.

media & litigation

It’s not the taking part that counts: it's the winning

Contract, agency, regulatory and reputation advice for individuals, players, agents, organisations and governing bodies in sport. We are proud to act for some of the world's leading talents and brands.

sport & sport
Sport Disputes

"Hey – that's mine"

Protection and preservation of valuable Copyrights, Trade Marks, Images, Patents and dealing with passing off.

litigation & commercial
Intellectual Property

Pushing the boundaries....safely

Our media clients want lawyers who get their news, stories, images and content out - using knowledge and experience to avoid legal problems

Content Clearance

Weathering the (PR) storm

Advice on avoiding a PR crisis, or managing one which has started. Weathering a media or PR storm needs experienced minds. What do you say to the preying media?

Crisis Management

Bad advice? Wrong decision?

Suing professionals for costly errors – unpleasant but necessary sometimes. We act against lawyers, accountants and surveyors. We defend surgeons accused of errors in procedures.

Professional Negligence

“It's none of your business”

Everybody has a right to a private life. The law says so. We have successfully restrained publication of private images, videos, messages and content on many occasions to protect what is clearly private - and should stay so.

media & litigation

Years to build but seconds to lose

We protect the reputations, brands, names, products and reputations of our corporate clients – large and small.

Corporate Reputation

Getting the deal tied up

Footballers, Clubs, Managers, Agents, Associations, Athletes, Golfers, Boxers, Promoters, Kit Suppliers, Sponsors and Olympians... All valued clients.

Sport Agreements

“The only way is up…”

Whether its breaking the new deal, getting signed, or a dispute over an existing deal… We have specialist music lawyers who have been there and done it before.

commercial & litigation

Delicate matters in the right hands

The breakdown of a marriage and the emotional and financial consequences need experienced, understanding family lawyers.


An outbreak of common sense

The impartial independent broker - A good mediator works to unlock a deadlock in a dispute. We employ a robust style aimed at speedy resolutions without delays and game-playing.


The most unpleasant of feuds

Family breakups and siblings in dispute after their loss. We strive to achieve what is right and fair, and protect your interests.

litigation & private
Contentious Probate

“Don’t leave me this way…”

Advice to businesses and individuals on dismissals, redundancies, discrimination and restrictive covenants.

private & commercial

More than Words

Negotiating and drafting the right agreement for you, ensuring the documents do what you want them to.

Commercial Agreements

Who We Are

Manleys is a boutique law firm with offices in Chester and London which handles commercial litigation, media, entertainment, sports, employment and family law. Our lawyers are ranked as leaders in their fields of expertise in the UK.

We offer proactive expert advice and a personal friendly service to our clients. In each area in which we practice we have recognised experienced solicitors offering quality advice at a reasonable cost. We act for companies of all sizes from PLC’s to SME’s to small businesses. We also act for private individuals - from the rich and famous to everyday people like ourselves!

Global Law Experts: Annual Awards Winner 2016