JMW Solicitors LLP

Michael Blood

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Corporate lawyer with specialist knowledge and experience in sports and media law especially finance, including acquisition and exploitation of rights including sponsorship and broadcasting. Acts for National Association, leagues, clubs and athletes across a variety of sports including football, rugby, boxing and swimming.


Qualified 1993 with Slater Heelis. Ricksons in 1994 and then James Chapman in 1999 (became partner in 2001), and part of sports team which merged with Brabners in 2006. Joined JMW in 2015 as head of corporate.

Professional Memberships

Law Society of England and Wales


Co-author of Hong Kong Football Association 2010 A Future Vision for the HKFA. Mike has also advised five other National Professional Leagues and re-written three of their constitutions.


Former semi-professional rugby player with Manchester in the Championship. Director of Sale Sharks.