Sir Wyn Williams has been appointed as a member of Sport Resolutions’ Arbitration Panel.
Sir Wyn’s application to join the Panel, was considered by the Board in accordance with set criteria, and the appointment was unanimously approved.
Sir Wyn has extensive experience in sports law as a barrister, judge and mediator. In January 2007, he was appointed to the High Court and immediately upon appointment he was authorised to sit in the Administrative Court. He also received the customary knighthood, and was assigned to the Queen’s Bench Division.
Sir Wyn served as a presiding judge for the Wales Circuit becoming the Senior Presiding Judge in January 2014, and was appointed as Deputy Chairman of the Boundary Commission for Wales.
Prior to taking up a full time judicial career, Sir Wyn had a broad and highly successful practice at the Bar. He was called to the Bar in 1974 and practised from Chambers in Cardiff until 1998. He took silk in 1992. In October 1998 he joined 39 Essex Chambers in London. In his later years as a silk he practised principally in personal injury, clinical negligence, sports and public law but developed a particular interest in sporting disputes.
Sir Wyn was regularly instructed on behalf of the Welsh Rugby Union in a variety of disputes. He was appointed a judicial officer by World Rugby, Six Nations Rugby and European Cup Rugby in which capacity he conducted many disciplinary hearings. In 2013, Sir Wyn was appointed as the independent chairman of a committee constituted by the Welsh Rugby Union and the four regional clubs in Wales to oversee professional rugby in Wales.