Addleshaw Goddard LLP and Littleton Chambers invite you to a panel discussion examining the many legal issues football clubs face, in both Scotland and England, as they begin to emerge from lockdown. 

What are the health and safety requirements for training and games behind closed doors? Can the decisions presently being made by governing bodies and leagues be challenged? What will become of player contracts and commercial agreements? What is the future landscape of leagues and associations? These and other questions will be posed of our panel of sports lawyers.

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About the speakers...

Paul Gilroy QC of Littleton Chambers, London

Paul is sports law specialist with an emphasis on football with a stellar list of football manager clients. He has national and international experience in sports litigation, arbitration and regulatory matters.

John Mehrzad QC of Littleton Chambers, London

John specialises in sports law and business protection law. Amongst others, he represents clubs, players, managers, associations and intermediaries in financial disputes in arbitrations and claims. 

Laura McCallum, Head of Football Administration and Legal Affairs, Dundee United FC

Laura is the Head of Football Administration & Legal Affairs for Dundee United Football Club. She is primarily responsible for all football related legal matters including player contracts, football transfers and working with agents as well as club wide legal matters across most practice areas. Laura also sits as Company Secretary for Scottish Athletics.

Simon Catto, Partner at Addleshaw Goddard LLP

Simon has acted on behalf of clubs and players in a large number of commercial and contractual disputes both in Scotland and beyond, and also acts in disciplinary cases before league bodies and governing associations.

Tony McGlennan, Legal Director at Addleshaw Goddard LLP

Tony is a former Compliance Officer at the Scottish FA and currently represents a number of leading SPFL clubs. He is a member of the Football Association's Judicial Panel for its Regulatory Commissions and Appeal Boards.

Event details

Thursday 4 June 2020

16.00 - 17.00


Key Contacts

Simon Catto

Simon Catto

Head of Dispute Resolution - Scotland
Edinburgh, Scotland

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