Udo Onwere leads the Bray & Krais private client and sports offering.  Prior to joining Bray & Krais as Partner in 2016, Udo worked in Farrer & Co.’s private client team.

Udo’s main areas of work include advising on all aspects of tax and estate planning for UK domiciled individuals, wills, probates, Court of Protection matters and powers of attorney.  He was previously a professional footballer for 12 years with several clubs including Fulham Football Club.  Building on his sporting background, Udo advises high profile sports individuals (particularly professional footballers, managers and directors) on all areas of private client matters and general commercial issues.

Udo also has extensive experience of advising individual professional sportsmen and their agents on contractual negotiations and content.  He is a judicial panel member on regulatory and disciplinary issues for the Football Association and is regularly appointed to adjudicate high profile cases.

In addition to the above, Udo advises a number of private business owners and entrepreneurs regarding the creation of family trusts, lifetime settlements and succession planning.  He is also a member of the Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners (STEP) and Solicitors for the Elderly.

In 2019, Udo was appointed as a director of the British Association of Sport and Law. BASL is an association which represents sports law practitioners, sports administrators and sports law.

Udo is recognised in the 2022 Who’s Who Legal Global guide for Sports as a ‘Recommended’ lawyer. Udo’s team has also been recognised in the Legal 500 in the 2022 Sports Section as “One to Watch” and in the “Best Law Firm 2022” Sports Section of The Times.



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