Laura McCallum

Within the Association of Sporting Directors, Laura is advises on governance and regulatory matters. Beyond this, Laura produces a quarterly legal newsletter for members concerning key legal/regulatory issues, including recent jurisprudence and any articles of interest.

Laura is a qualified Scottish solicitor and has a keen interest in sports-related legal matters and graduated in July 2018 with a Master degree in International Sports Law, from Spanish educational institution, Instituto Superior de Derecho y Economia (ISDE).  She provides advice to sport clients across a variety of matters including governance, regulatory and contractual issues. She has a specialist interest in football-related matters and regularly advises clients on the transfer of players as well as player contracts.

Further to the above, Laura regularly writes on sports law issues and has been published in The Journal of the Law Society of Scotland, European Leagues newsletter, LawinSport, Sports Law, Administration and Practice as well as Sports Law & Taxation Reports and FC Business Magazine.  On top of any writing for publications, Laura is also a keen blogger and has her own personal sports law blog.

Laura holds a number of appointments including being a member of UEFA’s Legal Aid & Pro Bono Panel for disciplinary charges; Company Secretary for Scottish Athletics; and a member of England Hockey’s Disrepute Complaints Panel. Laura is Head of Football Administration & Legal Affairs for Dundee United FC in the Scottish Championship.

Connect with Laura and find her on Twitter @laurasportslaw