Polly Egan - People - Gateley

Polly Egan


Gateley Legal

  • Manchester
  • t: 0161 836 7872


Polly has experience across a broad range of commercial litigation matters, advising both corporate and individual clients in a number of different business sectors, including professional service providers, healthcare and sports. She has acted for clients in respect of contractual disputes, shareholder disputes, professional negligence and breach of warranties.

Alongside commercial dispute resolution, Polly focuses on sports litigation and defamation/ reputation management. She has acted for Premier League football clubs, sports brand companies and national governing bodies.

Polly undertook a secondment at Everton Football Club, where she assisted the Head of Legal in relation to a wide range of legal matters at the Club, including commercial sponsorship agreements, safeguarding and player/ agent contracts.


  1. Successfully defending a breach of contract and loss of opportunity claim made against a Premier League football club where damages ran into seven figures, and obtaining judgement for payment of its fees.
  2. Acting for the lead defendants in a multi-party claim with cross-jurisdictional issues.
  3. Sought emergency injunctive relief to restrain the publication of a document in a Judicial Review matter.

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