Sports Mediation Master Class 2019

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Sports Mediation Master Class 2019

October 29, 2019 @ 8:00 am - October 30, 2019 @ 4:00 pm


It is widely accepted that the sports sector has become a multi-billion-dollar global industry. This new reality has raised the stakes to unprecedented levels, often leading to high-profile conflicts, whether they relate to
team selection, contracts, governance or doping. Mediation can successfully resolve these challenging disputes whilst still preserving vital relationships. However, to be successful in this environment, the unique dynamics of sports disputes must be understood. This two-day highly interactive Advanced Workshop provides a unique opportunity to develop a specialised understanding and learn the necessary Practical Skills of Sports Mediation.

Facilitator: Mr. J. Tyrone Marcus

An Attorney-at-Law and the current President of the Trinidad and Tobago Association for Sport and Law, Mr Marcus completed a Masters’ Degree in Sports Law and Practice with the De Montfort University in
Leicester, England. He is an Adjunct Lecturer in Sports Law at UWI, St. Augustine, the author of Sports Law in Trinidad and Tobago (Wolters/Kluwer 2019) the co-author of Commonwealth Caribbean Sports Law
(Routledge 2019) and the former Senior Legal Officer at the Ministry of Sport and Youth Affairs.


Learning Objectives:
Participants will gain a working knowledge of how to effectively resolve sports disputes by mediation, through
interactive sessions and practical case studies addressing various themes including:

• Sports Law and Sports Disputes
• Is sports mediation better than going to court?
• Resolving Team Selection disputes: Thema Williams v Trinidad and Tobago Gymnastics Federation
• Dealing with Contractual and Financial Conflicts: 2006 World Cup footballers and WestIndies cricketers
• The Fight for Control of National Sports Governing Bodies
• Developing a career in Sports Mediation


October 29, 2019 @ 8:00 am
October 30, 2019 @ 4:00 pm




Dialogue Solutions,
15 Wainwright Street, St Clair
Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago