This one-day course provides an introduction and overview of sports law and practice. It is presented by internationally recognised sports lawyer and an anti-doping litigation expert, Gregory Ioannidis.
The course will introduce delegates to the law in this area, the governing bodies and will examine the key areas of regulation, governance, practice and procedure and ethics. It will also examine the litigation issues arising out of regulation and governance in the sporting disciplinary process, and will include a practical case study, equipping delegates with the knowledge, resources and confidence needed to advise and represent clients.
The course is aimed at newly qualified solicitors, those who are looking to develop a practice in sports law and experienced practitioners looking for a refresher or to deepen their knowledge of the law.
The course will cover:
An introduction: the theory and practice of sports law
Self-regulation and governance
Sporting justice in self-regulation: the judicial process
Challenging decisions of sport governing bodies
Practice and procedure at the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS): common law or civil law?
The regulation of football intermediaries
Self-regulation in anti-doping litigation
Disciplinary proceedings, litigation and sanctions in anti-doping
Specific aspects in anti-doping litigation and case study: nutritional and contaminated supplements in sport