Official Match Sponsor – Oxford United v Portsmouth

30th June 2020

Ansons Solicitors are delighted to announce it is the official Match Sponsor of Oxford United’s playoff semi-final 2nd leg against Portsmouth, to be held next Monday 6th July 2020.

The U’s secured a 4th place finish in EFL League One, and will be looking to book a place in the Playoff Final and a chance of promotion to the EFL Championship.

The match will be broadcast on Sky Sports Main Event and Sky Sports Football from 16:30pm, and we wish the team all the very best of luck for the game.

The sponsorship is the latest in Ansons’ increasing presence in the Sports Law sector.

Our specialist Sports Law team is experienced in advising businesses and individuals from across the sporting world at all levels, from social to professional.  The team has a genuine understanding of the sector’s issues and provides practical advice based on first-hand experience, drawing on expertise from across our firm to deliver a comprehensive solution.

The team is led by Jacob Rickett, a regulatory and commercial lawyer, who advises across a range of regulatory, governance, commercial, professional misconduct, health and safety, fire safety and environmental matters.  He has acted for a number of football, rugby, cricket and hockey clubs.

Jacob is assisted by David Anderton, O.B.E who provides expert advice in the fields of planning law, environmental law and licensing.  He captained the English Chess Team, 1972 – 1990 and under his guidance, it secured three silver and two bronze medals at the Chess Olympiad.  David was awarded an OBE in 1976 for his services to chess.

If you would like to discuss any matters relating to sports law, please get in touch with Jacob Rickett, who can be reached on 0121 716 3730 or via email at