Accountability in Appeals Management: Who Watches the Watcher?

The Sport Law & Strategy Group has been handling internal appeals for sport organizations for over twenty years. Our task is to ensure procedural … [Read more...]

Athlete Appeals: Should You Help?

Athlete appeals: Should you help? How to determine when to go to bat for your athlete and when to step aside Appeals by athletes are most often on … [Read more...]

SDRCC Arbitrator Rejects Another Case for Being Out of Time

Last month, a third decision was reached in a SDRCC (Sport Dispute Resolution Centre of Canada) case on the issue of lack of jurisdiction due to a … [Read more...]

Athletics Canada – One Organization’s Experience with Dispute Management

This post features an interview I did with Scott MacDonald and Rachel Corbett. Scott is the High Performance Director for Athletics Canada (AC), a … [Read more...]

Olympic Team Selection – What Your NSO Needs to Know to Be Dispute-Ready!

By Rachel Corbett and Kevin Lawrie. The 2012 London Olympic and Paralympic Games are fewer than 90 days away and many NSOs are preparing to select, … [Read more...]

Case Comment – Clifford v. Ontario Municipal Employee Retirement System (2009)

This is not a sport case but is helpful nonetheless in providing guidance to tribunals writing decisions. This occurs often in the sport context – … [Read more...]

The Mini-Trial: A Concept Whose Time Has Come?

If you google “mini-trial’ you will get several hundred thousand 'hits' telling you that a mini-trial is a form of alternative dispute resolution that … [Read more...]

Preparing for Beijing: Are You Dispute-Ready?

At the Sport Law & Strategy Group we often say that the months leading up to an Olympic Games are our "legal Olympics". This is a time when we get … [Read more...]

What We Have Learned From Managing Appeals

Fifteen years ago the Centre for Sport and Law began writing appeal policies for sport organizations. In 1995 we published a handbook on the topic … [Read more...]

It’s an Olympic Year – What Coaches Need to Know About Selection Disputes

Canada is like many other countries that have, in recent years, created third-party dispute resolution mechanisms to deal with sport-related disputes. … [Read more...]

A Reason for Coaches to Know the Rules and Stay Engaged

It is not often that there is a case coming from the Canadian courts dealing explicitly with a coach. So, when there is one, it is important that we … [Read more...]

Lessons From a Decade of Selection Disputes

Anticipating that there might be some disputes over selection to the Canadian team competing at the Salt Lake City Olympics, the Centre for Sport and … [Read more...]

Principles Underlying the Adjudication of Selection Disputes Preceding the Salt Lake City Winter Olympic Games: Notes for Adjudicators

Selection disputes inevitably arise prior to any major games such as an Olympics. Prior to the 1996 Summer Olympic Games, some 25 team selection … [Read more...]

Getting Your Policies in Order

by Rachel Corbett. I have been asked by the organizers of this symposium to provide a session on how to translate the many legal principles which … [Read more...]