Fri, January 13, 2023

SEMINAR | The unknown value of mediation in sport disputes (in-person & online)

SEMINAR | The unknown value of mediation in sport disputes (in-person & online)

From a multimillion dollar sponsorship contract to deterioration of relationships within the board room, between a player and a coach, whether at international or national level, most sports disputes are suitable for mediation, particularly where there is a working relationship to maintain between parties.

Sport Resolutions will be hosting a session on the benefits of mediation in sports disputes on Thursday 2nd February 2023. The event will take place at the Sport Resolutions office, 1 Paternoster Lane, St Paul’s, London, EC4M 7BQ, between 18:00 and 20:00, followed by some time for networking. Drinks and snacks will be provided.

Carol Couse, Sport Resolutions panel member, FIFA mediator, and a partner at Mills & Reeve will be delivering the seminar with the aim of raising awareness and increasing knowledge around sport mediation, with a particular focus on how the mediation process works and how it can be implemented within existing dispute resolution frameworks.

Leanne O’Leary, Sport Resolutions mediator and a member of the World Netball Governance Committee, will also be providing her views on implementing mediation as part of sporting bodies’ existing dispute resolution processes, from an international perspective.

Sport Resolutions Case Manager Gillian Sanders will also provide an overview of the mediation process available through Sport Integrity - the complaints, investigation and adjudication service available to high performance sport in the UK.

The event will cover:

  • The benefits of mediation in sports disputes
  • The core features of mediation
  • What sorts of sports disputes are suitable for mediation?
  • What are the current trends in sport mediation?
  • How to pick the right mediator
  • How the mediation process works
  • The use of mediation in sports disputes at the international level
  • A mediation success story
  • How to implement mediation as part of IF or NGB existing dispute resolution processes



Although in-person attendance is encouraged, we provide a limited number of online tickets to those who are based outside London and/or the UK. If you meet this criteria please email us at resolve@sportresolutions.com to receive a 20% discount code.


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