A Lawyer for All Seasons

Tales of Celebrated Trials and Famous Sporting Personalities

Ronnie Teeman, the longest-serving solicitor in Leeds, has represented or been involved with some of the highest profile sportsmen in the United Kingdom.

This, A Lawyer for all Seasons, is his long-anticipated memoir. It tells the fascinating story of a man who achieved national and international renown, especially in the world of sport, by representing a string of household names. Teeman also has a high profile in Europe, where his deep knowledge of EEC law enabled him to negotiate deals with Italian football clubs for the likes of Liam Brady and Joe Jordan.

In the UK he was involved in famous court cases like the Billy Bremner libel suit against the Sunday People which resulted in record libel damages; John Giles' successful suing for his portrayal in the film The Damned United; and the Leeds Police trial which was followed by the alleged killing of David Oluwale by two police officers which, 30 years after the event, continues to haunt those involved.

A Lawyer for all Seasons offers an inside view of astonishing and dramatic events, not least Teeman's apparent involvement in a plot to kill President Nkrumah of Ghana. An entertaining and unusual read? Guilty!

Every professional sportsman needs a Ronnie Teeman at the end of the phone
Hardly a footballer playing in Italy has not had his path to riches cleared by the solicitor from Leeds
He had faith in me when others had their heads in the sand. He was a teacher and now a great friend. I owe him much.
A pompous little man who flatters himself he is one street ahead of the game
Columbus discovered America - Fleming discovered Penicillin - I was lucky I found Ronnie Teeman
He took me to Italy from Arsenal for 6 years - and then returned me to England - wiser and richer
From being a R.U. International in S. Africa to the wing at Headingley he converted me to R.L. football
  • Joe Jordan

  • Yorkshire Post

  • Peter Levine

  • Eamon Dunphy

  • John Giles

  • Liam Brady

  • Wilf Rosenberg

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Publisher: Scratching Shed Publishing

Book Cover Artwork: John Ireland

Forward: David Oxley CBE

Web Site: Brian Teeman









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