Daniel Draper > Farleys Solicitors LLP > Manchester, England > Lawyer Profile

Farleys Solicitors LLP
196 Deansgate
Greater Manchester
M3 3WF

Work Department

Commercial Litigation and Sports Law




Specialises in commercial disputes dealing with breach of contract claims, property claims, partnership and shareholder disputes, insolvency and injunctions. With a particular interest in professional negligence litigation, Daniel is a member of the Professional Negligence Lawyers’ Association.

Daniel  also has a growing arbitration practice and represents clients in sensitive, complex and high value contractual disagreements in all the main arbitral forums.

Representing clients in sporting disputes, Daniel is a member of the British Association for Sport and the Law and is regularly instructed by high profile athletes, international footballers, managers, and the Professional Footballers’ Association and its members.

As a leading sports lawyer, Daniel has extensive experience representing clients before FA Arbitrations, Football Disciplinary Commission Panels, Applications before the Premier League Board and has acted for a number of footballers in contract negotiations with English Premier League Clubs.

Lawyer Rankings

North West > Dispute resolution > Commercial litigation: Manchester

Farleys Solicitors LLP broad practice spans breaches of contract, intellectual property issues, commercial landlord and tenant matters, professional negligence claims, and shareholder disputes. Daniel Draper – who regularly represents clients from the sporting world – and insolvency expert Mark Hague are the key senior contacts.

North West > Dispute resolution > Commercial litigation: elsewhere in the North West

Farleys Solicitors LLP fields a highly specialised team, which has a ‘great reputation in Lancashire‘. Kieran O’Connor has developed a strong reputation for dealing with high-value contract claims; Mark Hague offers vast expertise in complex insolvency litigation; Daniel Draper regularly deals with complex professional negligence cases; and Rachel Harrison specialises in intellectual property disputes. The department is also able to utilise its close ties with the firm’s highly regarded employment, commercial property, and corporate departments.

North West > TMT (technology, media and telecoms) > Sport

Farleys Solicitors LLP advises clients across a range of sports, including the Professional Footballers Association (PFA), on a wide range of matters encompassing disputes, employment matters and defamation. Daniel Draper leads the team, often representing clients before FA Arbitrations and Football Disciplinary Tribunals and advising footballers in contract negotiations. Associate Mark Skinner offers tailored debt and insolvency advice to current and former sports professionals.