Press releases 1 April 2015

Charles Flint QC appointed President of UK Anti-Doping Panel

As the judicial head of the UK National Anti-Doping Panel (NADP), the President is responsible for appointing members to UK anti-doping tribunals, for adjudicating on applications concerning provisional suspensions and for scrutinising the quality and consistency of tribunal decision-making. Charles Flint said: “I am delighted to have been appointed President of the NADP. I look forward to working with all members of the panel to ensure that athletes who wish to challenge doping decisions have access to an independent body which provides fair and well reasoned decisions within a short timescale. The 2015 World Anti-Doping Code, which came into force this year, will present new challenges to tribunals with its more severe and flexible sanctioning regime and the increased breadth of anti-doping rule violations contained within it.”

Charles Flint succeeds Peter Leaver QC who stands down on 1st April, having served the maximum two terms in post. The NADP is the United Kingdom’s independent tribunal responsible for adjudicating anti-doping disputes in sport. It is operated by Sport Resolutions in accordance with its own procedural rules and is entirely independent of UK Anti-Doping, who are responsible for investigating, charging and prosecuting cases before the NADP. The NADP is established by the United Kingdom’s Anti-Doping Policy and is funded by the UK government’s Department for Culture Media and Sport.

• This media release was originally published on Sport Resolutions’ internet site on 31 March 2015. You can access the original by clicking here.

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