March 13 2019

How to prepare and present a case before a disciplinary tribunal

Christopher Quinlan QC, Sport Resolutions panel member and a barrister with Guildhall Chambers, will be delivering the seminar that will focus on considerations and steps to take to efficiently prepare a case for presentation before a disciplinary tribunal.


Session 1
  • From a number of allegations, narrowing down information and identifying the most appropriate charges, mindful of the applicable rules.
  • Selecting evidence to support your case: which witnesses to present and the credibility/willingness of those individuals to testify, documentary evidence, and relevance to the charges.
Session 2
  • Once all evidence and submissions are exchanged, bundle creation and submission.
  • Collaborative approaches between parties: agreed statement of facts, agreed suggested directions, timetabling of the hearing.
  • Preparation for hearing: time zones, A/V requirements, witness contact details, catering, and liaison with tribunal secretariat.
  • Practical Exercise / Case Scenario
Who should attend?
  • National Governing Bodies
  • Sporting clubs
  • Lawyers working with National Governing Bodies and sports clubs
  • Academics/Students



Session 1




Session 2



Christopher Quinlan KC

Christopher Quinlan KCSession 1 Speaker

Christopher Quinlan QC is Head of the Guildhall’s Sports Team and Crime Team and member of Farrar’s Building, Temple. He is a sports, criminal, and regulatory law silk. He is an accomplished and very experienced trial advocate and Crown Court Recorder. He prosecutes and defends cases of the utmost gravity, including homicide and serious sexual allegations.

Christopher appears before and is a highly experienced chairman of numerous sport disciplinary bodies and panels. He is author of the British Horseracing Authority’s 'Quinlan Review' and he is the World Rugby's independent Judicial Panel Chairman. He is also the Independent Chair of The Football Association’s Judicial Panel. In 2020 he conducted a review to evaluate safeguarding provisions in UK Athletics. He is currently leading the Independent Complaints Process handling individual complaints made to British Gymnastics in the summer of 2020. He is a leading member of the Sports Bar in England and Wales.

Christopher is an experienced member of the Sport Resolutions administered National Anti-Doping Panel as well as Sport Resolutions' National Safeguarding Panel.