Daniel Billson
Senior Associate

Solicitor Daniel Billson is also recommended - Legal 500 2017

Daniel is a Senior Associate Solicitor in Prettys' Corporate Services department and heads up the firm’s Sports Law team.

He joined Prettys as a trainee solicitor in September 2010, qualifying as a solicitor and joining the Corporate Services department in September 2012.

Daniel was promoted to Associate in October 2017 and Senior Associate in May 2020.

Prior to joining Prettys he was also an FA licensed football agent.

Daniel is an expert in corporate and commercial law and advises business owners on a wide variety of corporate matters.

He advises on areas including company incorporations, share and asset corporate transactions and management buyouts.

He also reviews, advises and negotiates on a wide variety of commercial agreements.

Daniel also works for banks on secured lending matters, as well as advising on national and international intellectual property registrations and infringement.

His recent work includes acting for a leading firm in the specialist professional services and technology sector on the acquisition of a forensic investigations business and a motor engineering solutions provider.

Daniel is a lover of sport has acts as an agent for the Elena Baltacha Foundation chairman and founder of Sports Skills 4 Business, Nino Severino.

He has also worked with a former Premier League footballer in relation to the sale of his shares in a joint venture company.

On the global stage, he has also worked with a UK distributor of an international brand on various contracts.

These included a licence with an international Olympic association to create a range of products for the Tokyo 2020 Olympics.

Further work includes acting for and advising an international food restaurant business on supply agreements and advising an energy consulting and engineering company in relation to a corporate group restructure.

Daniel was shortlisted for Emerging Dealmaker of the Year at the Central and East of England Insider Dealmaker Awards 2020.

He has also been recommended by The Legal 500, a client’s guide to solicitors providing cutting edge legal advice.

Sports Law initiative

Daniel leads the Pretty’s Sports Law team which he founded in 2019.

He has a life-long association with and passion for sport.

His team utilises Prettys' talented full service offering to provide fast, effective and discreet legal services to sports professionals, clubs, businesses, organisations and agents.

Daniel is also a sports agent and an F.A. Registered Football Intermediary (agent). 

This means that he can act for professional athletes, football clubs and players on transfers, contracts and related transactions.

Daniel has F.A. approval to represent footballers under the age of 18.

Personal Synopsis

Daniel is a keen sportsman and in his spare time enjoys playing golf, football and snooker.

Elsewhere, he also enjoys walking the Suffolk countryside with his family.

Daniel became a trustee of ActivLives in March 2021.

The progressive, independent charity helps people across Ipswich and Suffolk keep active and connected with their local community.

The charity uses accessible sports and exercise to help teach people new skills and offer volunteering opportunities.