what the independent directories say

A phenomenal sports practice... there is clear, blue water between Couchmans and rival boutique sports firms... the firm acts for some of the best known names in the sports industry
— Legal 500
The achievement of this firm is incredible... it has made a huge impression in the market
— chambers

It’s much more human than many law firms
— chambers
The premier sporting boutique... extremely commercial, increasing the value of every deal with the knowledge it brings
— chambers

The group lives, eats and breathes sport ... Superb commercial solicitors
— chambers

If you want someone who knows the UK sports market inside-out, these are the guys to call
— chambers

Formidably strong line-up ... the firm dominates the commercial side of the sector
— Legal 500

A winning business model
— legal 500

The UK’s leading sports boutique
— legal 500

They have genuine understanding of the commercial side of sport and have fostered a huge following as a result
— Chambers
It was very clear from the outset that they had an exceptional level of technical knowledge. We get a responsive service from them
— Chambers
They do things as quickly as is possibly – the speed is really really important in this business. The ease with which they get us to where we want to be is impressive
— chambers

They were incredibly thorough and precise. They give measured and well-considered advice. They’ve also been able to put us in touch with other advisers outside the legal world, which has been really useful
— chambers
They are professional, knowledgeable and always fast to respond
— chambers
well deserved, excellent reputation..
— Chambers

what our clients say...

Couchmans provide invaluable legal advice and support, and they are a great firm to work with.
— Sir Chris Hoy MBE
They consistently offer sound advice at a reasonable price. It is a pleasure doing business with them
— Ascot Racecourse

Couchmans are true sports specialists. They give us the practical, punchy advice we need and their industry knowledge and experience is of great value to us
— Simon Mottram, CEO, Rapha
…invaluable advice and assistance…they have always ensured that I achieve the best commercial results off the field
— Michael Carrick, Manchester United FC and England

Couchmans have been a great help in structuring my commercial activities
— Lawrence Dallaglio
We have been impressed by the expertise and professionalism of the Couchmans team which has enabled LFP to protect and commercially exploit its Official Data
— Javier Tebas, President of Liga de Futbol Profesional (La Liga)

World Professional Surfers have received excellent sports specialist advice and support from Couchmans. The response time to some difficult questions arising from a truly global sport has been quite exceptional
— Greville Mitchell, Chairman, World Professional Surfers

Couchmans have always done a great job for me. They really understand the football business
— Steven Gerrard
Couchmans are important and valued members of the great team I have behind me
— Jonny Wilkinson OBE, Toulon and England

We really like the people we deal with at Couchmans, who are the leading experts in their fields
— Jan Menneken, Former Commercial Director, ITF

It’s always been a plus from a negotiation point of view when our prospective partners are aware that Couchmans will be on the opposite side of the table.
— Head of sponsorship, Carlsberg Tetley
Couchmans’ unrivalled expertise in both sports marketing and digital rights contracts proved invaluable to us.
— Francois Zedwitz, Co-Founder Shankai Sports AG
Couchmans’ specialist legal and commercial acumen has been invaluable for us. They have truly helped transform the ITF’s data offering over the past few years.
— Commercial director of the ITF

Their strength in depth across the board, coupled with their commercial knowhow and industry experience, is unrivalled in my experience.
— Graham Bartlett, Velon
As ever the Couchmans team provided first class support.
— Rod Street, CEO of British Champions’ Series Limited

They are simply peerless in sports law.
— Former CEO of AS Roma
Our go to advisors in the area of sports data and betting.
— General Manager of Football DataCo

We have found Couchmans an absolute pleasure to work with. Not only do they work to our often short deadlines, but they look at each request from a commercial viewpoint, which is extremely important for a fast growing business such as ours.
— Pip Black, Co-Founder, Frame
I have found their particular mix of legal skills and strategic capability allied to in-depth knowledge of the sports industry not only of immense value to me but unique in the marketplace.
— Chairman of Liverpool FC