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Sports Law Insights

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Sports Law Insights

Date & TimeTBC
Format Seminar, Webcast
Price

Member

$360.00

Non-Member

$480.00

CPD Units 3
  • Substantive Law
Venue LIV, Level 13, 140 William Street, Melbourne View Map

Draw on the experience of our engaging presenters as they discuss recent legal developments and offer valuable insights to help you to meet the unique challenges presented when advising clients both on and off the field.

Further details below.

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Program Overview

  • Sports Law Intensive - Tuesday 12 Mar
    • 12:30 PM Registration
    • 1:00 PM Opening and Welcome
    • 1:05 PM Duty of Care in Sport and Child Protection

      This session will offer a review of recent developments and trends in the area of sports law and the evolving obligations of schools, sporting clubs and associations to protect children in sport.

      Presenter: Paul Hovath, Principal, SportsLawyer

    • 2:05 PM Afternoon Tea
    • 2:15 PM Concussion in Sport: Panel discussion

      Concussion and its short and long term medical consequences remain a major concern in many sports, from a player welfare perspective as well as the risk of potential legal claims. Hear renowned legal, sporting, educational and medical experts discuss some of these concerns during this interactive panel session.

      Topics will include:

      • Legal developments
      • Risks associated with various sports
      • Risk management and preventative steps adopted in various sports 
      • Developments in research

      Panel Members:
      David Maddocks, Partner, Perry Maddocks Trollope Lawyers
      Alexandra Veuthey PhD, Melbourne Law School
      Brendan Gale, Chief Executive Officer, Richmond Football Club (AFL League)
      Cristina Morganti-Kossmann, Adjunct Associate Professor, Department of Epidemiology and Preventive Medicine, Monash University

      Moderator: Richard Johnson, Partner, Wotton Kearney

    • 3:15 PM Playing by the Rules: Sports law case round up

      This session will provide an overview of recent cases in sports law, particularly from contractual and disciplinary perspectives and the legal status of sportspersons.

      Presenter: Mark Rinaldi, Barrister, Victorian Bar

Further Details

  • Full Description

    Draw on the experience of our engaging presenters as they discuss recent legal developments and offer valuable insights to help you to meet the unique challenges presented when advising clients both on and off the field.

    Main topics:

    • Duty of care in sport, child protection policies and implementation issues
    • Concussion in sport: Panel discussion featuring Brendan Gale
    • Risk management and the adoption of preventive steps across sport
    • Sports law case round up
  • Presenters

    Paul Hovath, Principal, SportsLawyers Paul is the Principal of SportsLawyer, a boutique sports law firm that provides legal advice and representation to clients within the sporting industry and for any other sports related matters. Paul completed his Master of Laws at the University of Melbourne with an emphasis on sports law. He has also served on the board of Harness Racing Victoria and as the Chair of the Law Institute of Victoria’s Sports Law Group. Following completion of a Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Laws in 1990, Paul worked for law firms primarily in the field of litigation. In 2002, Paul moved to Maurice Blackburn lawyers in the Employment and Industrial Law section, specialising in employment contracts. In 2004, Paul commenced his own general legal practice, with an emphasis on criminal, commercial, sports and employment law. The business of SportsLawyer commenced in 2008 as a specialist service in sports law.

    Alexandra Veuthey PhD, Melbourne Law School Alexandra is currently completing a Ph.D. dissertation in sports law at Melbourne Law School under the supervision of Mr Hayden Opie. Her central research focus is on the regulation of concussion in professional team sports. Alexandra graduated from the University of Neuchâtel, Switzerland, in February 2007, and passed the bar in July 2009. During her studies, she was a research assistant for Professor Denis Oswald, and a scientific collaborator at the International Centre for Sports Studies (Centre International d’Etude du Sport, CIES). After completing her legal training in 2009, she returned to this institute in order to work on new research projects. She also took on the role of CIES/FIFA Master Law Module Coordinator. She has worked in several law firms, and provided legal advice to various international sports federations headquartered in Switzerland.

    Brendan Gale, Chief Executive Officer, Richmond Football Club (AFL League) A vigorous and hard-working ruckman/forward, Brendon Gale performed consistently for Richmond throughout the 1990s and into the early years of the new decade. Between 1990 and 2001 he played a total of 244 AFL games for the Tigers, kicking 209 goals. He is an influential Australian rules football sports administrator, currently serving as Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the Richmond Football Club in the Australian Football League.

    Cristina Morganti-Kossmann, Adjunct Associate Professor, Department of Epidemiology and Preventive Medicine, Monash University Prof Morganti-Kossmann is a scientist with a career of 30 years in medical research achieved in leading academic institutions in Europe, USA and Australia. She is highly regarded in the international scientific community for her work on neurotrauma. Currently, she holds an adjunct Associate Professor position at the Department of Epidemiology and Preventive Medicine at Monash University as well as Research Associate Professor at the Department of Child Health, University of Arizona, Phoenix, USA. Over her career, she has generated over 110 publications including peer-reviewed research articles, reviews and books/chapters, providing over 5000 total citations. She is responsible for the educational activities and resources delivered by Lex Medicus Publishing.

    Mark Rinaldi, Barrister, Victorian Bar Prior to joining the Bar in 1997, Mark was a solicitor and Senior Associate at Freehills (Perth and Melbourne) in commercial litigation and employee relations (1991-1997). He was also Associate to Justice French of the Federal Court in 1990-91. His Honours thesis at the University of Western Australia was on "The Liability of Local Authorities for Negligent Misstatement". His Master's thesis at the University of Melbourne was on "Fair Process in Redundancy". Mark appears regularly in the Federal, Supreme, Federal Circuit and County Courts, Fair Work Commission, Victorian Civil and Administrative Tribunal and various disciplinary tribunals, as well as providing advice and conducting mediations, predominantly in employment, industrial and commercial law matters.  He also has chambers in Hobart, and is a member of the Tasmanian and Western Australian Bar associations. Mark is a director of the Barristers' Animal Welfare Panel, and a member of the national committee of the Australian Labour Law Association.  He is a general editor of Thomson Reuters' Fair Work Legislation and National Workplace Relations.

  • Learning Outcomes

    By attending this session, you will:

    • Broaden your knowledge of the child protection obligations of sporting organisations
    • Acquire a more holistic understanding of concussion in sport, from player welfare concerns to legal developments
    • Become a better advocate for your client and enhance your day-to-day practice with essential updates informed by expert insights