Sports Resolutions (UK)
Sport Resolutions(UK) is the new name of the Sports Dispute Resolution Panel (SDRP). Sport Resolutions is the independent dispute resolution service for sport in the United Kingdom, offering arbitration, mediation and tribunal appointment and administration services. Sport Resolutions is also the independent provider of the National Anti-Doping Panel (NADP) and Tribunal Service for sport in the United Kingdom. Sport Resolutions plays a major role in developing and planning dispute resolution services which help to maintain high standards of conduct and fair play both on and off the field.
independent, expert, timely and cost effective resolution of all disputes;
information, education & training to prevent disputes arising and to handle effectively and lower the profile of those that do.
Sport Resolutions has experience of appointing to and administering over 250 disputes, across 50 sports, with three-quarters of enquiries and referrals coming from Olympic, Paralympic and English high performance sports. The remaining quarter of enquiries and referrals come from community sport.
Sport Resolutions delivers its services through its expert panels of Mediators and Arbitrators, all leaders in the field and recruited for their unique understanding of the UK sporting system.
Sport Resolutions has recently reviewed its structure to put in place a revitalised new management team. In April 2007, SDRP appointed Gerard Elias QC as its new Chairman, along with four independent non-executive directors, with legal, commercial, accounting and administrative experience. A small and focussed Management Board now meets every 4 – 6 weeks to drive the business forward.
In July 2007 the Sport Resolutions Board agreed a new vision to be the dispute resolution service of choice for all sports in the United Kingdom and has recently signed off a new business plan to deliver an exciting new range of services.
In March 2008 the Sports Dispute Resolution Panel Limited moved to new offices in Fleet Street and adopted Sport Resolutions (UK) as its new trading name.
Sport Resolutions aim is to make available to all sports throughout the United Kingdom:
The Association's representative on the Sports Resolution panel is the Board Director, Richard Hendicott.