West Ham United head of legal joins the board

Company secretary and head of legal at West Ham United FC Scott Duxbury has accepted an invitation to join the board at the first division club. The appointment confirms the growing influence of law in football. He joined in June 2001 after a spell working with Manchester United director Maurice Watkins, advising the club, the FA Premier League, Uefa and Fifa. Duxbury joins the board of directors of West Ham United Football Club, West Ham United Sportswear and West Ham United Hospitality with immediate effect. First revealed on www.thelawyer.com 28 January