Athlete development and welfare to be discussed by experts at LawInSport 3rd Annual Conference

Following on from the success of last year’s athlete welfare panel at the 2nd LawInSport Annual Conference, joined by former Manchester United player, Louis Saha, this year’s athlete panel will shine the spotlight on who should be responsible for the development of athletes as people as well as athletes.

The panelists will discuss who is responsible for developing and protecting the talent, and explain how the law can help decide. The panel features leading lawyers who represent and work with athletes, and the former decorated Paralympic champion and author of the Duty of Care in Sport Report , Baroness Tanni Grey-Thompson:

  • Nan Sato, Associate at Field-R (Japan), acting for Japanese Player Unions, including Japanese Baseball Players Association

  • Baroness Tanni Grey-Thompson, former Paralympic athlete, Paralympic & World Champion Gold Medalist and author of the Independent Duty of Care In Sport Report

  • John Mehrzad, Head of Sport, Littleton Chambers and Member of Independent Review into the Climate and Culture of the World Class Programme at British Cycling

  • Dr. Deirdre Lyons, Rugby Players Ireland and Steering Committee Member at World Players Association

The athlete panel is sure to be as lively and informative as last year’s particularly in light of the Duty of Care Report recommendations and the outcome of the investigation in the Climate and Culture of the World Class Programme at British Cycling as well as a number of ongoing reviews into athlete welfare in a number of sports both in the UK and internationally.

For further information including the full agenda and speaker list go to: https://www.lawinsport.com/sports-law-events/annual-conference-2017.

You can follow updates from the conference on Twitter using #LISconf17.

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