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Mark Loosemore

Mark is a partner and commercial solicitor, who specialises in the sport and digital media sectors. He began his legal career in London with leading international firm Bird & Bird, in their sports team acting, for example, for The (English) Football Association as well as various other world-renowned clients. Mark went on to become Group Commercial Director of the Welsh Rugby Union for the opening of the Millennium Stadium and the hosting of Rugby World Cup. He was later the senior in-house lawyer for several years with leading digital sports content and media group, Perform Group (now DAZN). Prior to joining Hugh James in 2023, Mark was Senior Partner of his own boutique law firm, Loosemores, which he ran successfully for 7 years before it was acquired by Hugh James.

Mark now acts for a range of high-profile clients, many of whom are long-standing, including the Football Association of Wales, whom he recently advised on their successful UEFA EURO 2028 joint bid. Other notable sports clients include British national governing bodies, athlete trade unions, industry associations, sports marketing and management agencies, media rights holders, and individual elite sportspeople.

Mark is ranked as a Leading Individual lawyer for both Sport and Media & Entertainment in The Legal 500 directory again for 2024.

Career History and Education

  • University College London, LLB Law: 1992
  • University of Oxford, Diploma in Social Studies: 1993
  • Cardiff University, LPC: 1994
  • Trained at Bird & Bird and Qualified in 1996
  • Group Commercial Director, Welsh Rugby Union: 1999-2000
  • Legal and Business Affairs Director, Premium TV: 2000-2004
  • Managing Director, Altior 2004-2009
  • Managing Partner, Mackintosh Capital: 2010-2016
  • Senior Partner, Loosemores Solicitors: 2016-2023


  • British Association for Sport & Law
  • LawInSport
  • All England Lawn Tennis & Croquet Club
  • Cardiff Business Club
  • GlobalWelsh Pioneer