Cardiff and London law firm, Capital Law, has become the legal representative for the Welsh capital’s two leading sports teams. Having recently started work for Cardiff City Football Club, they will represent Cardiff Blues from 1 June 2013.

The firm will provide the club with a full range of commercial legal services, including advice on corporate structures, commercial agreements (such as sponsorship, merchandising and trademarking arrangements), dispute resolution, employment contracts, commercial property, intellectual property and media law.

The legal offering is supported by the expertise of their consultancy and training business, Consult Capital, which specialises in health and safety, HR, management and leadership support.

Capital Law’s Sion Clwyd Roberts, who will be managing the relationship with the club, said: “We’re extremely pleased to be working with Cardiff City FC at a very exciting point in their history.  If we can contribute in some small way to the team’s success on the field through assisting their off the field management, we’ll be very proud.”

Capital’s team has a strong sports industry background, having worked with the International Rugby Board, the FA, Football Association Wales, British Boxing Board, Glamorgan Cricket, the World Rally Championship and Cardiff Devils.

Speaking about what lies ahead, Sion added: “It’s undoubtedly going to be a busy year as Cardiff City continues to seek success. We are particularly excited about the prospect of promotion to the Premier League and all of the added benefits this would bring to both the club and the city region as a whole.

Cardiff City's Chief Executive and Acting Chairman Simon Lim commented: “Building the relationship with Capital Law has proved an excellent move for Cardiff City Football Club. They’ve advised us in a number of specific areas so that we’re in a strong position to progress, bringing fresh perspective to certain challenges. Capital Law understands the club and their team care about our success, which was an important factor for us.”

Picture: Sion Clwyd Roberts and Cardiff City Commercial Manager, Nic Heslop