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Inspire Sports Law Initiative


The Littleton Inspire Sports Law initiative is designed to support:

(1) athletes transitioning away from high performance sport into a career in the law; and/or

(2) those from less represented socio-economic backgrounds who wish to embark on legal careers at the Bar.


The initiative includes opportunities for:

  • Work experience at Littleton Chambers to include attending hearings and considering cases of interest dealt with by the Sports Law Group.
  • Networking at Sports Law Group events.
  • Mentoring in terms of university studies, Law or Bar School topic choices, scholarship applications, interview preparation.
  • Ongoing education by way of case updates and comments via the Littleton Sports Law Group mailing list.

Recent examples of participants in the scheme have been Christine Ohuruogu (athletics), Miles Benjamin (rugby union) and Zafar Ansari (cricket). Please view the videos to understand the experiences of some of the participants in the Littleton Sports Law Initiatives.

Application process

At present the Littleton Sports Law Group offers around 6 places on the initiative per calendar year. Applications by way of maximum 1-page covering letter and 2-page CV should be emailed to Ian Smethurst at

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