Charles Russell Speechlys launches Integrity Services Unit
The Integrity Services Unit, headed up by Darren Bailey and Danielle Sharkey, both of whom have had significant in-house experience with integrity issues in the world of sport, is the first of its kind for a law firm.
“Maintaining integrity in sport is critical now,” says Darren Bailey. “It’s why we watch, why we play, why we believe…” “As a firm we have to do more than just provide legal services, we have to think wider. We have to be more than law.”
We like to think of integrity as a living and breathing lifecycle. There is work that can be done as a preventative measure to avoid challenges damaging a business, but equally sometimes those are unavoidable.
If they are unavoidable, it is essential to have the right advice and support to move your business through to the next stage of the lifecycle; limiting damage as much as possible along the way. The first response in these situations is crucial and it has to be right. We can then help to shift the focus back to protection and prevention from further risk.
The Unit was kicked off with an interactive event this week, featuring guests from a variety of different sporting disciplines, all discussing with our team the current state of integrity within sport, and where it is going in the future.
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