First Annual Sports Law Conference
Thursday 18 and Friday 19 May 2017
Stamford Plaza Hotel, Melbourne

The interface between sport and the law can be complex. It is vital that legal practitioners and professionals in the growing field of sports administration and management are across the myriad of legal and regulatory challenges. The conference examines some of the more complex issues facing the sector, including misconduct off the field, discrimination issues, and governance.

Thursday 18 May 2017

Day 1 Chair:  Simone Bailey, Barrister, Victorian Bar, Melbourne

Managing Legal and Regulatory Risk in Sport

  • Civil and Criminal Liability of Directors and Officers of Sporting Clubs - Dr Elisabeth Peden, Barrister, 12 Wentworth Selborne Chambers, Sydney
  • Duty of Care in Sport Clubs: When it Arises and How To Discharge It - John de Mestre, Principal, John de Mestre & Co., Sydney
  • Misconduct Off Field: When Players Play Up - John Sneddon, Partner, Shand Taylor Lawyers, Brisbane
  • Discrimination in Sport: Competition Meets Compliance - Michaela Moloney, Partner and Katie Sweatman, Senior Associate, K&L Gates, Melbourne

Governance and Integrity Challenges in Sport

  • Integrity in Sport - Amelia Lynch, Special Counsel, Lander & Rogers, Melbourne and Greg Hill, Chief Financial Officer, Basketball Australia
  • Being Drug Free: Managing Drugs in the Sporting Workplace - Bronwyn Fagan, Special Counsel, and Stephen White, Senior Associate, Russell Kennedy Lawyers, Canberra
  • Governance Challenges for Sports Organisations Managing Change - Ian Fullagar, General Counsel, Surf Life Saving Australia, Melbourne

Friday 19 May 2017

Day 2 Chair:  Anthony Lo Surdo SC, Barrister, Advanced Mediator, Arbitrator, 12 Wentworth Selborne Chambers, Sydney

Devil’s in the Fine Print – Contractual Issues in Sport

  • Managing Employees, Contractors and Volunteers in Sporting Organisations: Key Contract Imperatives - Simon Philips, Barrister, 12 Wentworth Selborne Chambers, Sydney
  • Sponsoring Sports Clubs: The Good and the Bad in Sponsor Dollars - Garth Towan, Senior Associate, Lander & Rogers, Melbourne
  • Understanding Contractual Risk Within Sporting Clubs - Tim Fuller, Special Counsel, Aejis Legal, Brisbane

Disputes and Disciplinary Action

  • Dispute Resolution in Sport:  Early Resolution and Quick Settlement - Anthony Lo Surdo SC, Barrister, Advanced Mediator, Arbitrator, 12 Wentworth Selborne Chambers, Sydney
  • Disciplinary Proceedings: Internal Control Methods and Procedure - Adrian Anderson, Barrister, Victorian Bar, Melbourne and Paul Horvath, SportsLawyer, Melbourne

Product Code: MSLMAY17
 Price:   $1,980.00 (Inclusive of GST)
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