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SLBA Conference 2022: Sports Integrity, Regulation & Safe Sport

2 Dec 2022

The Sports Law Bar Association (SLBA) Winter Conference took place on 2 December 2022

Date: Friday 2 December 2022

Time: 13:00- 16:30

Format:  In person (Gaffney Room, Distillery Building) & Online

Registration opens at 12.15pm and a light lunch will be served.

3 CPD Points.

The SLBA Winter Conference 2022 is open to all.


13:00 to13:05

Opening: Susan Ahern BL, Chair, SLBA

13:05 to 14:00

Panel 1: Integrity & Integrity Units

Ben Rutherford,

Senior Director, Legal, International Tennis Integrity Agency

Louise Reilly BL, Chair of the Board, IBU Biathlon Integrity Unit

Chris Butler, Director, Anti Doping Policy, Sports Integrity Australia

Moderator: John O'Donnell SC


Panel 2: Regulating Sport in Modern Times

Neil Hallett, Independent Ethics Officer, World Rugby

Jan Kleiner, Director of Football Regulation FIFA 

Liam Keane, Chair of the GAA Rules Committee

Moderator: Bébhinn Murphy BL


Tea/ Coffee Break


Panel 3: Safe Sport- Putting the Athlete First

His Honour Judge Graeme Mew, Superior Court of Ontario, former CAS Arbitrator

Catherine Pitre, Sport Resolutions, Head of Case Management

Kate Hills, Head of Safeguarding, Ethics & Youth Development, Swim Ireland

Moderator: Susan Ahern BL


Closing Address

Sara Phelan SC, Chair of the Council of the Bar of Ireland.

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