Director and Founder, B5 Consultancy
Matt is a director and founder of B5 Consultancy, a sports advisory consultancy which he founded with former footballer Fraser Franks in June 2020. He has been a media lawyer for 20 years now having started his career at London firm Schillings before setting up his own firm in 2012. He has acted for some of the most celebrated names in business, entertainment and, particularly, in sport and he has a wealth of experience in understanding digital communication, developing safe cultures and protecting reputation and privacy in sport and beyond.
He works as a trusted adviser to many top Premier League Football Clubs as well as player associations and other sports organisations and companies. His real passion is positive behaviours online and he campaigns on matters such as online harms and intimate image abuse whilst advising and educating on cultures that protect everyone on the internet.
As a Lead Consultant at law firm Slateford he continues to service clients on media and legal matters and recent highlights include a successful libel claim for Steve Morgan C.B.E. against the Daily Mail, successfully defending comedian Louise Reay in a libel claim brought by her estranged husband, protection proceedings for a top 4 Premier League football club following a criminal attempt to steal confidential information and acting for his colleague, Leigh Nicol, in a series of legal claims relating to criminal online abuse and intimate image abuse which she was a victim of.