The impact of COVID-19 on Sport Disputes Resolution - Open Consultation


Following the publication of the First Report on the The impact of COVID-19 on procedures in Sport Disputes Resolution we invite you to attend the second open consultation.

Opening Speech

Lord John Dyson, former Master of the Rolls (President of the Court of Appeal of England and Wales and Head of Civil Justice), 39 Essex Chambers



Kwadjo Adjepong, Sport Resolutions arbitrator, Chair of FA National Discipline and Anti-Discrimination Panels, member Premier League Judicial Panel, UK Sport Eligibility Panel, LTA Discipline Panel, Solicitor

Topic:  The potential challenges for sports dispute resolutions in relation to achieving fairness where parties are not equally resourced, whether the changes created by the need for remote hearings are likely to be permanent.


Massimo Coccia, CAS arbitrator,  Professor at the University of Rome, Partner in Coccia De Angelis Vecchio & Associati

Topic: Experience as CAS arbitrator and perspective from Italy on particular procedural aspects  such as directions timetable, flexibility, adjournments.


Dr Leanne O'Leary, Senior Lecturer in Law and Arbitrator, Department of Law and Criminology, Edge Hill University,  (dual qualified solicitor in New Zealand, and England and Wales)

Topic:  The use of remote hearings, based on experience and use as an alternative to in-person hearings post-COVID.


Efraim Barak - CAS Arbitrator (since 2005), Professor of International Sport law and related topics, Vice-Chair of UEFA's Legal Committee, Founder of EB Sport Law & Consultancy in Tel-Aviv, Israel.

Topic: Personal reflections on dispute resolution procedures during the COVID-19 pandemic.


Christopher Stoner QC, Barrister and arbitrator, Member of Serle Court and Guildhall Chambers

Topic: Fast-track procedures and how remote hearings can assist


Bill Wood QC, CAS mediator, ADR Representative Civil Justice Council, Vice-Chair Judicial ADR Liaison Committee, Member of Brick Court Chambers.

Topic: Reflections on mediation during COVID-19 pandemic and how technology is helping to improve the efficiency of mediation. 


Genevieve Gordon-Thompson, Tactic Connect and De Montfort University, Centre for Sport, Technology and Law 

Topic: Addressing accessibility, welfare and well-being during remote hearings. 


Moderator: Sean Cottrell, CEO & Founder, LawInSport


Note: You will need a registered Zoom account to access the webinar


Event Properties

Event Date 26-06-2020 14:00
Event End Date 26-06-2020 15:00
Individual Price OPEN ACCESS

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