Learning & events

Arbitration in Sport

Date TBA | Madgwicks Lawyers

Wednesday, 14 November 2018

5:30 pm - 7:00 pm

Is there real natural justice? Reforms for the future?

Join the Victorian arbitration and determinative Special Interest Group for this event, where a panel will discuss:

  • Issues about appointment of arbitrators, independence, natural justice, and access to the courts
  • Whether sports arbitration should fit within the Domestic and International Arbitration Acts
  • The proposed National Sports Tribunal, and overseas experience
  • Should each sport control its members destiny?
  • What really happens in practice?
  • A growth area of practice in sport.

This event will contribute 1 CPD point under the relevant Resolution Institute accreditation and grading schemes.

About the presenters

Professor Jack Anderson

Professor Jack Anderson is Director of Studies, Sports Law at Melbourne University. He has previously held positions in Irish and Australian universities. His primary research interest is the relationship between sport and law including arbitration. He has written edited and presented widely. He was previously Editor in Chief of the International Sports Law Journal and has authored over 100 peer reviewed articles. He is a chartered arbitrator with CIArb (UK). In 2016 Jack was appointed to the Court of Arbitration for Sport and was on the list of arbitrators of the CAS ad hoc division for the UEFA EURO 2016.

David Galbally AM QC

David Galbally AM QC has over 35 years experience in advising and representing organisations including Cricket Australia and the AFL as well as high profile athletes in sport related matters and domestic competitions in Olympic and Commonwealth Games, World Championships in arbitrations, disciplinary hearings and before tribunals.

Elizabeth Brimer

Elizabeth Brimer has a very busy practice as a barrister. It includes work in the sports area. She has appeared for ASADA in doping matters before the Court of Arbitration for Sport and the Commonwealth AAT. She was counsel assisting in the Cricket Australia Shane Warne hearing. She advises and appears for Racing Victoria Limited, Harness Racing Victoria and Greyhound Racing Victoria. She is a Cricket Australia Code of Conduct Commissioner, Tribunal Member for the National Basketball League, Basketball Victoria and Netball Australia. She regularly appears in sports disciplinary hearings. She is a former member of the Sports Law Section of CommBar and is a fellow of CIArb.

Resolution Institute expresses appreciation to Madgwicks Lawyers for their support of this event.