Lord Dyson’s application to join the Panel was considered by the Board in accordance with set criteria, and the appointment was unanimously approved.
Richard Harry, Chief Executive of Sport Resolutions has said of the appointment:
“I am extremely delighted that Lord Dyson expressed an interest in joining Sport Resolutions and that he has now been appointed. To have someone of Lord Dyson’s experience and reputation available to Chair arbitrations is a reflection of the quality of our panel and will provide reassurance to those who use our service that we have the very best available to us.”
In 2012, Lord Dyson was appointed Master of the Rolls and the Head of Civil Justice, the most senior judicial position after the Lord Chief Justice in England and Wales. His appointment was the culmination of an exceptionally distinguished judicial career which spanned thirty years. He was appointed as a judge of the High Court of Justice in 1993 and a Lord Justice of Appeal in 2001. He was appointed as a Justice of the Supreme Court in 2010.
Prior to becoming a judge, Lord Dyson had a highly successful and varied practice at the Bar. He was called to the Bar in 1968, appointed Queen’s Counsel in 1982 and in 1986 joined 39 Essex Chambers as Head of Chambers.
Lord Dyson returned to 39 Essex Chambers in October 2016 following his retirement as Master of the Rolls. He practises principally as an arbitrator and mediator in all areas of law but with a particular focus on commercial, public international law and sports law.
Please note that further details regarding applications for membership to the Sport Resolutions Arbitration and Mediation Panel may be found on their website: https://www.sportresolutions.co.uk/about-us/panels