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 > Employment > Employers

Penningtons Manches Cooper LLP is known for its representation in board level disputes and high value discrimination claims, as well as providing assistance with the employment aspects of restructurings. The firm is also notable for its specialisms in the sports and technology sectors. Practice head Paul Mander is recommended for restructuring and collective redundancy advice as well as support on contentious dismissals. Sports specialist Andrew Haywood and maritime expert Nick Humphreys are also integral.

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

Advising football teams and athletes across a range of sports – notably including sailing and yacht races – on brand protection, employment, reputational and commercial disputes and issues are routine instructions for Penningtons Manches Cooper LLP‘s sports team. Practice head Andrew Haywood focuses on employment and disciplinary issues, while Richard Marshall regularly works on contentious and contractual matters in football – often with a multijurisdictional aspect. Nick Humphreys is a key contact for managers, coaches and backroom staff in the football industry, undertaking matters pertaining to high court and employment tribunal litigations. James Severn and Jeremy Clarke-Williams are key names to note for agent-player disputes and defamation claims, respectively.