Sport Resolutions' panel of arbitrators and mediators includes many of the top legal, financial, medical, safeguarding and sport administrator professionals working in sport in the United Kingdom. All are appointed to the panel in accordance with criteria set by the Panel Appointments and Review Committee (PARC).
Applications for membership of the panel closed on 15 January 2015. 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 2015.
The panel is divided into two classes: Arbitrator and Mediator. 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.