Two New Zealand lawyers have been appointed and one re-appointed members of the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) Disciplinary Tribunal, effective 1 October 2019.
The IAAF Disciplinary Tribunal is an international specialist Tribunal which hears and decides all breaches of the IAAF Integrity Code of Conduct. Of the 47 members worldwide, three members of the six from Oceania are New Zealand lawyers.
Young Hunter Lawyers Litigation partner and sports lawyer Ian Hunt has been appointed to the tribunal.
Ian has had 20 years’ experience as a sports lawyer, advising individuals and organisations in a wide variety of sports, in dispute resolution and governance. He is a former President of ANZSLA (Australian and New Zealand Sports Law Association) and is currently a director of High Performance Sport New Zealand (HPSNZ), and a member of the Panel of Arbitrators of the international Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS), to which he was recently reappointed.
Founding member of Shortland Chambers Alan Galbraith QC has been appointed to the tribunal.
Alan was awarded a Rhodes Scholar, and gained a BCL from Oxford University in 1970. Until August 2019, Alan was Deputy Chairperson of the Sports Tribunal for more than 10 years and has also served as a board member of the TAB, the NZ Racing Industry Board, NZ Racing Authority and Broadcasting Commission. Alan has appeared as counsel in commercial litigation on behalf of many prominent public and private organisations, including the Commerce Commission, Auckland City Council, Fisher & Paykel Ltd, and Air New Zealand.
Sir David Williams QC of Bankside Chambers has been reappointed as a member of the tribunal, having been appointed a member of the inaugural tribunal, whose members served 2017-19.
Sir David is formerly a Justice of the High Court of New Zealand with an extensive background of commercial litigation, having appeared before New Zealand and overseas Courts and Arbitral Tribunals, including numerous New Zealand cases heard in the Privy Council, London, England. Sir David is an honorary professor at the University of Auckland Law School, where he teaches international arbitration.