Sport Law & Arbitration

Representing provincial and national sports associations, governing associations, athletes, administrators and officials in Manitoba and beyond, Taylor McCaffrey LLP helps clients with their governance and to obtain binding appropriate resolutions of disputes involving sport. We assist clients with arbitration, mediation and counseling for matters related to personal injury, insurance, human rights and sexual assault, contract breaches and defamation.

Jeff Palamar is a seasoned Sport Law lawyer who hears cases as an arbitrator under the Sport Dispute Resolution Code of Canada.

Ryan Savage is Vice President of Boxing Canada and a former National Team athlete. He has combined his passions of sport and law to successfully advocate on behalf of many athletes and national and provincial sports organizations. Ryan has also been involved in numerous hearings before Sport Dispute Resolution Code of Canada arbitrators.


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