Sports Law Bar Association (SLBA) Winter Conference: Sports Integrity, Regulation & Safe Sport

Sports Law Bar Association (SLBA) Winter Conference:

Sports Integrity, Regulation & Safe Sport

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
15:00-15:30 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.

A drinks reception will follow in The Sheds.

SLBA Membership can be renewed here

To attend this conference, please register below.



December 2nd, 2022

1:00pm – 4:30pm UTC
SLBA Winter Conference 2022
Event map

Additional Information

The Sports Law Bar Association of Ireland is an all-Ireland association of barristers with specialist sports law knowledge and practices.

It aims to increase awareness of sports law and support barristers in providing the most up-to-date advice to sports law clients.

For further information, please visit