The Sports Consultancy’s wholly-owned regulated law firm, The Sports Consultancy Legal, allows us to offer clients a uniquely flexible legal service offering. Our team comprises some of the country’s top sports lawyers with backgrounds from leading global law firms and in-house teams.

Our lawyers are fully integrated across our wider business, allowing them to combine technical excellence with unrivalled commercial and strategic know-how and expertise in the sports industry across a number of areas, including:

• Event bidding and hosting
• Sponsorship, endorsement and commercial partnerships
• Media rights
• Governance, investigations and inquiries
• Regulatory
• Due diligence
• Procurement (public and private)
• Brand protection and intellectual property

Our unique structure and approach enables us to offer clients cost-effective legal services tailored to their needs. We offer:

• Packaged services with one or more of The Sports Consultancy’s other teams
• Secondment / retainer arrangements
• Ad hoc legal support


KEY CONTACT Ashley Blake General Counsel, The Sports Consultancy & Partner, The Sports Consultancy Legal
Ashley Blake General Counsel, The Sports Consultancy & Partner, The Sports Consultancy Legal

Ashley is a highly experienced sports and media lawyer and board and executive committee member of the British Association of Sport and Law (BASL). He assists The Sports Consultancy’s clients in relation to commercial legal, governance and strategic matters across a number of projects, including event bidding, venue procurement, sponsorship, the production and exploitation of media rights, investigations and regulatory issues. Ashley has previously worked in the sports group at international law firm Bird & Bird as well as within the in-house legal teams of global media and entertainment organisations Modern Times Group (owner of Viasat Broadcasting and Bet24), the Financial Times and HMV Group. Ashley is also a keen water polo player and can be found in his spare time treading water in swimming pools around the country.