Phil Radley


Phil is a qualified solicitor who trained and specialised in Intellectual Property at international law firm Hill Dickinson before joining Manchester based Sports Law specialist firm IPS Law in November 2006.

Whilst at IPS Law Phil dealt with a range of sports specific commercial, regulatory and contentious matters, including advising a number of Premiership football clubs, international Premiership footballers, Premiership rugby players and clubs, Super League players, Ryder Cup golfers and leading sports and media agents.

Phil joined sports management agency KMA LLP in August 2009 as Chief Operating Officer and in-house legal counsel and dealt with all operational, regulatory and legal requirements of the business as well as overseeing the client management service.

Phil joined McHale and Co in May 2012 as a consultant solicitor specialising in Sports Law, and advises clubs, players and agents throughout football and rugby in respect of player transfers and contracts, contractual disputes, intellectual property, boot and sportswear sponsorship deals, endorsement agreements and defamation.

Phil has also lectured on the FIFA Master Class in 2007, 2008 and 2009 in Switzerland, as well as the Liverpool University Football Industries MBA in 2012.

Phil enjoys travelling, playing rugby, cycling and golf.


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Mr Nattrass is always understanding and helpful and takes time to listen and explain. It is always a pleasure to deal with him. Also, your reception staff are lovely and welcoming.

Mrs J

The service we received from Helen Green was fantastic, nothing was too much trouble. We would recommend Helen without question.

Mr J

The service provided was excellent. Many thank to John Nattrass for all his input and execution of our wills.

Mrs H

I would like to commend Michaela for her warmth, compassion and professionalism. It was because of her superb persona that I am using McHale & Co. Thank you very much Michaela!

Miss J

We are grateful for your work on our behalf. You ensured that the necessary process was done smoothly and efficiently and you have been a pleasure to deal with.

Mr G.

Excellent service and prompt replies to everything that we wanted. Very professional in these unusual times.

Mrs. S.

Very happy with McHale & Co dealing with my Mother’s Deed of Probate and sale of her house, very helpful during a difficult time.

Ms. C Jones

Outstanding service. A breath of fresh air!

Ms. M

I would like to thank McHale & Co Solicitors for their excellent work.
The support Helen provided me with was above and beyond, it was her professionalism and her personal and effective responses which made such a difficult time for me a lot more bearable.
I would have no hesitation in using McHale & Co again and will certainly recommend them to family, friends and colleagues.

Mrs B

On behalf of us both, I’d like to thank you Phillippa, for the support and guidance you have given us throughout this process, your service has been second to none.

Again, thank you so much.

Mr & Mrs M

I would like to thank Roberto for his help and support in dealing dealing with a recent case for my son. He was professional, caring and showed great sensitivity. He went above the cause of duty in his handling of the case. He made a very traumatic and stressful situation easy to bear. I will be eternally grateful to him. He is a great asset to McHale & Co. Once again Thank you.

Ms C

Paul Fitton,

Many thanks for your help.  Very best of advice at all times.

Thank you to all staff.

Mr S and Mrs K

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