Lupton Fawcett in JV with Irish footy star

Yorkshire firm Lupton Fawcett has launched a sports agency as part of a joint venture with former Arsenal, Manchester United and Republic of Ireland footballer Frank Stapleton.

Strategic International Management, which will primarily represent footballers and other sportspeople, will operate in conjunction with Lupton Fawcett’s sports and media department. Lupton Fawcett head of sports and media Stephen Taylor Heath said: “There are other firms who offer specialist advice in the sports and media sector. However, to my knowledge this is the first joint venture between a former player of the calibre of Frank Stapleton and a top-tier law firm to provide professional player representation and agency advice as opposed to traditional legal advice.”