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There are an increasing number of cases in football with agents in dispute with clubs for monies due to them under representation contracts. It is sensible for both club and agent to engage in sensible discussions as soon as a problem arises to avoid being dragged into time consuming formal arbitration proceedings and build up legal fees. We usually find that when attempts to resolve the dispute amicably have reached a dead end that clubs or agents will seek our expertise and support in resisting or getting payment.

Rule K arbitration is a dispute resolution process set out in the Rules of the FA to resolve disputes informally and less expensively than court proceedings that would otherwise be required.  to pursue clubs for non-payment. There is no fee to issue Rule K proceedings, meaning that it is still cost effective to pursue clubs for relatively small amounts with a lower cost risk to the agent. Once Rule K proceedings have been commenced with the FA an Arbitrator is appointed and a timetable is set for the parties to set out their cases for determination by the Arbitrator.

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