What the independent directories say


Who's Who Legal Law Firm of the Year (Sports) 2016


"The premier sporting boutique... extremely commercial, increasing the value of every deal with the knowledge it brings" (Chambers)

"A phenomenal sports practice... there is clear, blue water between CHA and rival boutique sports firms... the firm acts for some of the best known names in the sports industry" (Legal 500)


"The UK's leading sports boutique" (Legal 500)


"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)


"It's much more human than many law firms" (Chambers)


"Formidably strong line-up ... the firm dominates the commercial side of the sector" (Legal 500)


"The achievement of this firm is incredible... it has made a huge impression in the market" (Chambers)


“A winning business model” (Legal 500)


What our clients say


"Couchmans provide invaluable legal advice and support, and they are a great firm to work with." (Sir Chris Hoy MBE)


“I can’t think of another partner who adds greater value to our business… unparalleled knowledge of sports law and contract negotiation… ” (Andy Sutherden, Managing Director, Sports Marketing & Sponsorship, Hill & Knowlton)


"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))


“…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 are important and valued members of the great team I have behind me” (Jonny Wilkinson OBE, Toulon and England)


“They consistently offer sound advice at a reasonable price. It is a pleasure doing business with them” (Ascot Racecourse)


“Couchmans have always done a great job for me. They really understand the football business” (Steven Gerrard)


“Couchmans have been a great help in structuring my commercial activities” (Lawrence Dallaglio)


“We are delighted with our relationship with Couchmans - the breadth of knowledge and depth of industry experience they possess is outstanding”

“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” (Gareth Roberts, Former Head of Sponsorship, Carlsberg Tetley)


“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)


“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)


“They are simply peerless in sports law” (Mark Pannes, MD of RaptorAccelerator and former CEO of AS Roma)


“Truly valued advisers... the combination of legal strength and commercial acumen is indeed a rare one”


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