Andrew Haywood > Penningtons Manches Cooper LLP > London, England > Lawyer Profile

Penningtons Manches Cooper LLP

Work Department

Employment, sports and entertainment, technology.


Partner specialising in both contentious and non contentious employment law issues. He has particular experience in the areas of age discrimination and the enforcement of post-termination restrictions. His corporate practice is drawn from a number of sectors including media, retail and financial services where he advises on day-to-day and post-employment issues. Andrew also acts for several household names in the technology sector. He has specialist expertise in the sports and entertainment industry and heads up the firm’s sports and entertainment sector group. He has been instructed by sports clubs, agents and professionals on a variety of matters including disciplinary and contractual disputes. On the individual side, he advises many senior executives and non-UK domiciled high net worth individuals.


Trained and qualified, Green Vine Beverley Palos 1999-2004; assistant solicitor, Rollingsons 2004 – 2006; associate, BP Collins 2006 – 2008; partner, Penningtons Manches LLP (formerly senior associate, Dawsons & Penningtons Solicitors LLP 2008-2013) 2014.




City of London School, Nottingham Trent University (LLB (Hons) Law 1998), Nottingham Law School (LPC, 1999), Kings College, London (Post Graduate Certificate in Sports Law 2000).

Lawyer Rankings

London > TMT (technology, media and telecoms) > Sport

Penningtons Manches Cooper LLP’s full-service sports offering supports clients across football, including the League Managers Association, motorsports, athletics and esports. The practice also retains expertise in sailing and yacht races. Team head Andrew Haywood focuses on employment, eligibility, discrimination, business protection and disciplinary issues in sports. Richard Marshall has extensive experience in contentious sports-related matters, particularly regarding tax and fraud cases.

London > Employment > Employers

At Penningtons Manches Cooper LLP, Paul Mander leverages over 30 years’ experience in contentious and non-contentious employment and partnership matters. Recognised for his expertise in boardroom disputes, employment status issues and restrictive covenants/injunctions, he is sought after by a range of employers, from financial institutions through to e-commerce operators. Elsewhere, Andrew Haywood has a strong sports-side focus and often advises on misuse of confidential information, social media and competitive moves. Nick Humphreys is the key contact for international and maritime aspects of employment law.