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Watch the Webinar: Women in Sport. Gender Diversity, Safeguarding and the Law

Outer Temple Chambers and Irwin Mitchell recently hosted a lunch-time discussion on women in sport and the developing law. We were delighted to also be joined by Cliodhna Guy from the Irish Horseracing Regulatory Board. Watch the webinar on-demand here.

In June, Louis Weston chaired the second in our series of sports related lunchtime discussions. This event focused on women in sport.

The Talks

After an introduction by Louis, he welcomed Kylie Hutchison from Irwin Mitchell to talk about her experience as an elite Touch rugby player and Senior Associate in the International Serious Injury Team at Irwin Mitchell. Kylie presented ‘Caps and claims – balancing sporting and legal life’.

Sarah Crowther QC presented ‘A level playing field? Is equal treatment enough for the safe participation of females in sport?’ next. Sarah is a Head of Outer Temple Chambers and expert in safeguarding and personal injury.

We were delighted that Cliodhna Guy from the Irish Horseracing Regulatory Board could join us on the day to present ‘The offside rule – working in sport regulation’. Cliodhna is Head of Licensing, Legal and Compliance at the IHRB.

Finally, Sophie O’Sullivan, a disciplinary specialist at Outer Temple Chambers presented ‘Safeguarding complainants and vulnerable witnesses in sports disciplinary tribunals: the need for proper special measures’.

A short Q&A completed the webinar.

Watch the Webinar

if you would like to find out more about any of our speakers or discuss the topics covered in this webinar please contact

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Date: Monday 14 June 2021
Time: 12pm – 1.30pm

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Sarah Crowther KC

Call: 1999 Silk: 2018

Louis Weston

Call: 1994

Sophie O’Sullivan

Call: 2011

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