Emma is a trainee solicitor in Squire Patton Boggs’ sports litigation department who has completed seats in corporate, international dispute resolution and a secondment to Chelsea Football Club. During her traineeship Emma has, from a sporting perspective, assisted with the sale of a Championship football club and the provision of advice to various International Federations and Premier League football clubs.
Prior to entering the law, Emma was an international badminton player representing Scotland at European, Commonwealth and World Championship level. Emma has 27 caps for her country and, in 2010, was elected by her fellow players to the World Badminton Federation’s Athletes Commission. Emma was Vice-Chair from 2010 to 2012 following which she became the first female Chair of the Athlete’s Commission, a position she held until her term ended in 2015. As Chair of the Commission, Emma was a full voting member of the World Badminton Federation’s Council.
At present, Emma is a director of Badminton Europe, a member of British Showjumping’s Disciplinary Panel and of British Triathlon’s Audit and Governance Committee.
Emma has an undergraduate degree in Chemistry with a dissertation focusing on the EPO test and the Athlete Biological Passport. She is also a graduate of UK Sport’s International Leadership Programme and a 2015 WeAreTheCity Rising Star in the category of sport.
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- The Athlete Biological Passport: a ‘magic bullet’ for EPO detection? Part 1 of 2
- An Athlete’s perspective on match fixing: what sports’ governing bodies should learn from Shuttlegate