Second Annual Sports Law Conference
Thursday 24 and Friday 25 May 2018
Stamford Plaza Hotel, Melbourne

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The legal and regulatory challenges facing sporting organisations continue to grow. It is vital now, more than ever, for legal practitioners and professionals in the field of sports administration and management to be across the challenges. The second annual sports law conference examines some of these complex issues, including governance essentials, child safety issues and managing player welfare.

Thursday 24 May 2018

Governance Challenges in Sport

  • The Sporting Organisation Board – Getting Structure, Skills, Control and Diversity Just Right
  • Sporting Organisation Constitutions – Building Foundations for Success
  • Defining and Implementing Good Governance Principles
  • Drugs in Sport Update – WADA and Future Directions in Anti-doping

Disputes and Risk Management Challenges

  • Conducting Internal Investigations
  • Managing Social Media Risk in your Organisation
  • Selection Disputes - Managing the Legal and Administrative Fall Out

Friday 25 May 2018

Regulating Beyond the Boundary Line

  • Child Safety in Sport – Preventing Abuse, Discrimination and Harassment
  • The Ugly Parent Syndrome – Practical Control When Parents Go Feral
  • Regulating Private Conduct of Sports Players

Managing Player Welfare

  • Concussion Essentials – Controlling Liability Risk
  • Managing Player Welfare On and Off the Field

Andrew Scott, Lawyer, Mediator, Mentor, Melbourne

Richard Redman, Senior Consultant, Australian Sports Commission, Melbourne

Ian Fullagar, General Counsel, Surf Life Saving Australia, Victoria

Christopher Pollard, Consultant, Wisewould Mahony Lawyers, Melbourne

Elisa Holmes, Barrister, Eleven Wentworth, Sydney

Catherine Brooks, Principal, Moores, Melbourne

Veronica Scott, Special Counsel, Minter Ellison, Melbourne

John Mullins, Partner, Mullins Lawyers, Brisbane

Simon Merritt, Senior Associate, Lander & Rogers Lawyers, Melbourne

Jacqueline Seemann, Partner, Thomson Geer, Sydney

John Sneddon, Partner, Shand Taylor Lawyers, Brisbane

Richard Johnson, Partner, Wotton + Kearney, Melbourne

Tim Fuller, Special Counsel, Aejis Legal, Brisbane


Excellent high quality speakers and papers. Good list of attendees with excellent networking opportunities. Loved it!

Thorough and valuable content presented by renowned speakers within the industry. Very valuable experience.

Well run, very informative. All presenters were engaging.

Coming from a sports administration background with no formal legal training, it was helpful to learn best practice advice given by lawyers.

Very informative, knowledgeable speakers, interesting subject matter.


If you register and pay by 6 April 2018 you will pay only $1760 – a saving of $275 off the full price conference registration fee of $2035.

If you need assistance or have an enquiry, please do not hesitate to contact our Conference Coordinator, Jenna Pickrell on (03) 96702055 or email:
Product Code: MSPMAY18
 Price:   $1,760.00 (Inclusive of GST)
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