Newcastle-based law firm Muckle LLP has extended its contract with Durham County Cricket Club.
The independent law firm, which specialises in business law, will continue to act on the club’s behalf with regards to legal matters, vital expertise and strategic business advice.
Having enjoyed a mutually successful partnership over a number of previous seasons, the club and the law firm will again work together in the coming years.
David Harker, Durham CCC chief executive, says: “Muckle is a vital and valued legal partner and we are delighted to renew our partnership for another three years.
“On the legal side, last year was a very busy one and Muckle were exceptional in their professional approach and support they offered to the club.”
Stephen McNicol, client and strategic development partner ay Muckle LLP says: “We are delighted to continue our long-term relationship with Durham CCC and by signing this new three-year partnership we are committing to the exciting new era for the club and the communities and businesses in the region it unites.
“The new business model and structure of the club has now been safeguarded and we are looking forward to working with everyone connected with the club and its supporters.”
Durham CCC chairman Sir Ian Botham adds: “This is fantastic news that a leading North East business like Muckle has committed to support our club for a further three years.
“This is testament to the recent progress we have made off the field and the new direction and atmosphere we are beginning to create around the club.
“We are certainly looking forward to working with all our sponsors and new business partners and taking the club on its new journey.”
As sole legal partner of Durham CCC, Muckle LLP’s branding will appear prominently across the Riverside stadium including the pavilion, perimeter advertising boards and hospitality area. The law firm’s branding will also feature on the Durham website and as part of joint promotions and marketing activity.
Muckle LLP’s Corporate team has ranked number one in the North East’s top dealmaker league for the last three years and its Sports Division also advise the Caribbean Premier League (CPL Ltd.) as well as the Football Association on its Parklife project.
Muckle are the only law firm in the North of England to be recognised for sport in the Legal 500 UK listings.