A problematic issue has emerged in some sport dispute cases in the #metoo aftermath. We are sharing this blogpost to remind sport leaders that every individual’s fundamental legal rights must be protected and that sport organizations must respect their legal duties and obligations. The SLSG has … [Read more...] about Sport Disputes After #MeToo: Now What?
The Sport Law & Strategy Group has been handling internal appeals for sport organizations for over twenty years. Our task is to ensure procedural fairness during the process. This task typically involves the SLSG acting as a Case Manager to perform the following functions, per the organization’s … [Read more...] about Accountability in Appeals Management: Who Watches the Watcher?
Last month, a third decision was reached in a SDRCC (Sport Dispute Resolution Centre of Canada) case on the issue of lack of jurisdiction due to a claimant moving their case forward too slowly. We think "three" (see postscript) makes a trend and it is important to share this trend with the sport … [Read more...] about SDRCC Arbitrator Rejects Another Case for Being Out of Time
The Olympic Games are underway and the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) is on-site hearing all matters that arise. The decisions and reasoning behind those decisions signal to the sport community and, more specifically, to sport decision makers (including our own SDRCC adjudicators) important … [Read more...] about Following Olympic Disputes: 2014 Sochi Winter Olympic Games
This post features an interview I did with Scott MacDonald and Rachel Corbett. Scott is the High Performance Director for Athletics Canada (AC), a post he moved into this year following about eight years as Director of National Teams. Rachel is the Designated Official under AC's rules for appeals, … [Read more...] about Athletics Canada – One Organization’s Experience with Dispute Management
Should organizations make discipline decisions and sanctions public knowledge? We often act as a neutral third party to handle an organization’s internal disputes, such as appeals or discipline decisions. After a tribunal (either a single decision-maker or a panel of decision-makers) hears both … [Read more...] about Discipline Decisions – To Disclose or Not to Disclose?