Sport Resolutions' Panel of Arbitrators and Mediators includes many of the top legal, financial, medical, safeguarding and sport administrator professionals working in sport. All are appointed to the Panel in accordance with criteria set by the Panel Appointments and Review Committee (PARC).
The Arbitrator class is sub-divided into three categories: Legal Arbitrators, Specialist Arbitrators, and Development Arbitrators. Legal Arbitrators are appointed to chair hearings, lead reviews, and give advisory opinions. Specialist Arbitrators are appointed as tribunal wing members, to undertake investigations, and to contribute to independent reviews and assessments. Development Arbitrators sit on a pro-bono basis to gain experience of sitting on sport specific tribunals.
Arbitrators are also assigned to thematic panels as follows:
National Anti-Doping Panel (NADP)
National Safeguarding Panel (NSP)
Athlete Selection & Eligibility
Discipline & Integrity
Employment & Discrimination
Paralympic & Disability
Mediators are typically called on to mediate disputes between governing bodies, clubs, coaches, players, parents and sponsors. Development Mediators assist on a pro-bono basis to gain experience of mediation in sport.
International Panel of Arbitrators
Sport Resolutions acts as Secretariat for a number of International Federations and administers various disciplinary, regulatory and other tribunals on behalf of those Federations. The International Panel of Arbitrators- Legal Member List (The “International Panel”) provides an internationally diverse panel maintained to identify and appoint suitable individuals with the requisite experience to chair or lead anti-doping, safeguarding, disciplinary, athlete selection, eligibility and other regulatory hearings or tribunals pursuant to the rules and procedures of any referring International Federation.
Applications for membership of the Sport Resolutions (UK) Panel are now being accepted until 31st January 2018. Click here for more information on joining our Panels.
The PARC will meet in February to consider applications to the panel. All applicants will be notified on the outcome of their application by the end of March 2018 and the new Panel will be appointed on three-year terms from 1st April 2018.