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Discipline in sport is essential to its success. Whether watching or participating, you want to be sure that those involved are playing by the rules. Any doubt as to the levelness of the playing field undermines its attraction.

Sports' governing bodies direct a great deal of time and resources into enforcing the rules. As sport has become big business, participants have increasingly been willing to challenge disciplinary charges and sanctions.

This course is aimed at those who advise governing bodies, clubs and participants involved in sport. It will explain the law in this area, whilst providing practical tips on how best to manage such cases.

What You Will Learn

This course will cover the following:

  • Jurisdiction
    • The jurisdiction that a sport's governing body has
    • The role of organisations such as the World Anti-Doping Agency and the Court of Arbitration for Sport in disciplinary cases
  • Investigation
    • How sports investigate disciplinary offences
    • The obligations on participants to assist with an investigation
    • The role police and other law enforcement bodies play in sports disciplinary cases
  • Burden of Proof
    • The burden of proof that applies to different offences - anti-doping, match-fixing
    • What 'beyond reasonable doubt', 'comfortable satisfaction' and 'on the balance of probabilities' means in a sporting context
    • The impact that the burden of proof can have on the outcome of a disciplinary case
  • Procedure
    • How to draft and respond to a disciplinary charge
    • The different procedures that apply to on-field and off-field offences
    • How to best to prepare evidence for use at a disciplinary panel
    • The practical differences in dealing with anti-doping and match-fixing cases
    • How case law and legal principles are applied by disciplinary panels
    • An insight into the disciplinary panel's decision making process
  • Appeals
    • How to appeal an adverse decision
    • The difference between a review and a rehearing by an appeal panel
  • Challenging the decision of a sport's governing body

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Seminar | 09.07.2018

London | 9:30am - 5:15pm

Disciplinary Procedures in Sport - Law & Practice

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