Brick Court and Blackstone take Hammers to High Court

Leading sets Brick Court Chambers and Blackstone Chambers have bagged the lead roles on the dispute between the agents of Argentine football star Carlos Tevez and his current club West Ham United FC.

Charles Hollander QC from Brick Court, along with juniors Andrew Green and Andrew Hunter from Blackstone, are leading the High Court fight to force West Ham to release Tevez and allow him to move to Manchester United FC.

They will have to work fast. The High Court’s summer term ends on 31 July, and the UK transfer window closes on the 31 August.

Teacher Stern Selby partner Graham Shear is acting on behalf of MSI and Just Sports Inc, who claim that the club is breaching their contracts with Tevez and the companies by blocking the player’s transfer.

He said in a statement: “This afternoon a High Court writ was served on the football club’s solicitors. The companies seek the court’s intervention to compel West Ham to release the registration of Carlos Tevez in accordance with contracts entered into between the parties.

“We’re asking the court to intervene so that Carlos Tevez can be registered to play with Manchester United as soon as possible.”

Travers Smith partners Philip Cheveley and John Kingston are acting for West Ham, who were unavailable for comment.