Alex Slade was a trainee at the firm from 1999 to 2001. He is now General Counsel of Arena Racing Company (ARC) which owns and operates 16 racecourses and four greyhound tracks in the UK as well as several hotels and golf courses. ARC became the leading greyhound racing operator in the UK following its purchase of Nottingham Greyhound Stadium in 2020.
Challenge and excitement are what motivates Alex; be it in work, homelife or sport he firmly believes one follows the other. Alex joined Arena Racing last May, in the early days of lockdown, which “was a challenge in itself,” but well worth the effort. “They were looking for their first in-house counsel and I was looking for a GC role in sports with a wide range of rights to manage, so it was a perfect match.”