Sydney Chawatama judges at the 2022 Monroe E Price Media Law Moot Court Competition - May 2022
With his strong background in clinical negligence and personal injury, Sydney is well placed to advise and represent litigants in civil claims arising out of sports injuries.
He accepts instructions (including by Public Access) for representation before disciplinary bodies and hearings conducted by arbitration in all sports.
In this regard, Sydney has a Diploma in International Arbitration and has undergone extensive training in this form of ADR.
Sydney was appointed to the pro bono panel of Sport Resolutions in February 2019. Sport Resolutions is an independent, not-for-profit, dispute resolution service for sport based in the United Kingdom. It was established by the main stakeholder groups in sport. Their aim is to provide an expert, speedy and cost effective alternative to internal appeals processes and court-based litigation. They provide sport specific arbitration and mediation services and operate the National Anti-Doping Panel (NADP) and National Safeguarding Panel (NSP). Recently, Sydney has secured a result for athletes in three Sports Law cases, which you can read about here.
A keen follower of Judo and Sumo wrestling, he was selected for the Zambian Badminton team trials for the Commonwealth Games (in his youth).View full profile »
Sydney Chawatama secures result in three recent Sports Law cases - Oct 2020
Sydney Chawatama re-elected to the Bar Council - Oct 2019
Sydney Chawatama FCIArb discusses International Arbitration at the 21st Commonwealth Law Conference 2019 - Apr 2019
Sydney Chawatama joins Sport Resolutions Pro Bono Panel - Feb 2019
Sydney Chawatama to participate in ‘It’s ok to talk about race! Experiences to help unlock BAME legal talent’ panel discussion - May 2018
Martin Forde QC and Sydney Chawatama instructed in the inquest into death of a woman after termination of pregnancy - Apr 2018
Sydney Chawatama is appointed to Co-Vice Chair of the Law Reform Committee - Dec 2017
Delighted to announce Sydney Chawatama is now a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators - Dec 2017
Sydney Chawatama elected to the Bar Council for 2017 - Oct 2016
Sydney Chawatama in a Court of Protection case on the capacity of a woman with mental health problems to have an abortion - May 2013
Philip Havers QC and Sydney Chawatama win in Court of Appeal on a matter of fact in breast cancer claim - Mar 2012
Neil Garnham QC and Sydney Chawatama win appeal on mental health patients unlawful detention - Jan 2011
Sydney Chawatama defends claim by mental patient released under Habeas Corpus - Jun 2010