Meet the lawyers dating England and Scotland’s footballers

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As the Euro 2020 tournament hots up and we eagerly await tonight’s England vs Scotland game, it’s been brought to Legal Cheek‘s attention that not one but two lawyers are dating players from each team.

Mia McClenaghan, 21, from Brentwood, Essex, is dating England and Chelsea F.C defender Reece James, also 21.

McClenaghan has just completed a law degree at Royal Holloway, University of London.

A scan of her LinkedIn profile shows she held a few legal posts during her time at university, including working as an interviewer for Citizens Advice and volunteering as a McKenzie friend. At present, her page shows she’s a senior interviewer for a legal advice centre advising prisoners on family matters.

The Royal Holloway alum has been dating the right-back for around two years and recently shared a loved-up snap of them together on her Instagram page, where she has a 20k-strong following. “Loml โค๏ธ [love of my life],” she captioned the post. “[Reece] is winning on and off the pitch,” a fan commented.

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Sophie Hofford, from Edinburgh, Scotland, is the other half of Scotland and Southampton midfielder, Stuart Armstrong, 29.

Hofford is a trainee solicitor at Scottish law firm Dickson Minto, according to her LinkedIn profile. She graduated with a first class honours from the University of Aberdeen in 2018 — where she also nabbed a prize for her “excellent” dissertation — and went on to complete the prerequisite Scots Law Diploma in Professional Legal Practice at the University of Edinburgh the following year. It’s understood Hofford is nearing the completion of her training contract, which is split between London and Edinburgh.

It appears we have a double legal connection as boyfriend Armstrong reportedly enrolled on a law degree at the Open University some years ago, which he juggled part-time alongside his football commitments.

Hofford keeps a low profile on social media and her Instagram account is set to private. But proud boyfriend Armstrong offers fans a glimpse into their personal lives by sharing holiday and birthday snaps.

England vs Scotland kicks off tonight at 8pm.

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Sorry LC but now one cares who these men are dating. Plus, none of these girls are even at reputable firms. Give it a rest



Dickson Minto is a reputable firm. No one cares if she works there and is dated a football player. But the firm is reputable.



What a creepy and random piece.



Ashurst just up salary. Report on that



I am sure much to the chagrin of every student reading this post who pretends to be a NQ at KE (which like why, so many shops pay the same for less expectations), a individual who is in, or previously read at, law school, is not in fact a lawyer. So now this is a piece about how a (i) footballer is dating a instagram model who read law and now volunteers at a legal clinic; and (ii) a footballer who is dating a lawyer. A single instance. In other news, I put jam sometimes on my toast.



It’s pretty odd that LC often produces wokeist guff about ’empowering’ female lawyers and then in the same breath, produce degrading articles like this lol



There’s still time to delete this x



Why canโ€™t these women just be great lawyers before we reduce them down to their importance only being who they are dating?



Because one of them is an RHUL grad who is volunteering for a legal clinic and the other one is a University of Aberdeen grad working at some random Scottish shop that occasionally gets tidbits thrown at it by big firms in the City.



Oh flexxxer ๐Ÿ’– won’t you tell me more about how the world works? ๐Ÿ’–



Christ the language of the woke is depressing. I bet “Disappointed” uses the term “strong women” a dozen times a day too.


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