In recent weeks, the newspapers have extensively publicised a dispute involving the manager of a leading English Premier Division football team and a member of its medical staff. It has been reported that the medical practitioner has departed in what are portrayed as acrimonious circumstances. We query whether fuelled by press speculation this matter has been allowed to get out of hand.

Albert Square Mediation Limited’s message to all of those who may be involved in this or any other sport related dispute is simple – avoid litigation and all the attendant expense and intrusive publicity. If any possible areas of dispute cannot be resolved informally, mediate in private, keep the press away, maintain your dignity and reach an agreement that all concerned are prepared to accept.