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Lawn Tennis Association publishes Report by Independent Review Panel

January 25, 2019

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The LTA has recently published the Report by the Independent Review commissioned to review events at Wrexham Tennis Centre between 2012 and 2017. The Independent Review was administered by Sport Resolutions.

Please click here to view the full Review report and the LTA’s media statement. 

Sport Resolutions appointed the Independent Review Panel, consisting of a Chair, two specialist panel members and two independent investigators to conduct the Review and produce a report. Sport Resolutions also provided administrative support to the Review Panel and independent investigators.

The Independent Review Panellists

Christopher Quinlan QC l Independent Chair

Christopher Quinlan QC is a Barrister, Recorder and a member of the Sport Resolutions Panel of Arbitrators. In June 2016, Christopher was appointed to lead a review of the structure, composition and operation of the British Horseracing Authority (BHA) Disciplinary Panel, Appeal Board and Licensing Committee. His final report, published in September of that year, received widespread industry support and the BHA accepted all of his recommendations. Christopher is World Rugby's Judicial Panel Chairman, the most senior judicial role within the sport. Amongst other things, Christopher is responsible for the worldwide appointment and management of World Rugby's Judicial Committees, including the Rugby World Cup, for which he has served as a judicial officer at the last three tournaments. Christopher sits on and chairs Football Association Appeal Boards and is a Specialist Member of the FA Judicial Panel. He is a legal member of both the National Anti-Doping Panel (NADP) and National Safeguarding Panel (NSP).

Jane Aldred l Specialist Panel Member

Jane Aldred is a solicitor at Switalskis LLP in Leeds. She specialises in family law, particularly children’s work and is qualified for the Law Society’s Children Panel. She is a former grade 1 table official for basketball, chair of the Appeals Panel for England Basketball and a former school governor.

Ian Wilson | Specialist Panel Member

Ian Wilson is a Director of England Hockey and Chair of its Safeguarding Case Management Panel. He represents the governing body at all independent safeguarding disciplinary hearings. He has been a member of Sport Resolutions’ National Safeguarding Panel since its inception in 2013 working across a range of sports.

Keith Eldridge​ l Independent Investigator

Keith Eldridge is a retired police officer with the Metropolitan Police Service. He is a former chair of a Multi-Agency Risk Management Panel and senior investigating officer for homicide investigation.  He is also a former elite athlete in the sport of Judo, rising to 5th in the British rankings in 1996. Keith retains an involvement in the sport of Judo by chairing the British Judo Association’s Complaints and Conduct Panel and through his membership of the Association’s Child Protection Working Party.

Peter Keen l Independent Investigator

Peter Keen is a former Senior Police Officer. He retired from Gwent Police in 2015 having served as Chief Superintendent, Head of Service Development and Head of Crime. Peter has worked in the public protection field for many years. He has led complex child abuse and vulnerable adult investigations and contributed to local safeguarding activity through membership of Local Safeguarding Children's Boards, Community Safety Partnerships and Youth Offending Team Management Boards. Peter has also worked with Mind Cymru, developing responses to mental health crisis and welfare support for Blue Light Organisations.

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