Dickinson Dees partner Simon Watts and associate solicitor Peter Clark advised Newcastle Rugby Football Club in the acquisition of a major shareholding by the trustees for Newcastle Gosforth. The team also advised the company on its refinancing by private investor David Thompson, represented by senior partner John Reid of Northshields firm Stockdale & Reid. The sporting club, a subsidiary of Newcastle United, was advised by Michael Whinskil of Newcastle firm Whinskil & Whinskil.