Panels of Arbitrators

JSI is an independent dispute resolution service for Irish Sport offering both a Mediation and Arbitration facility.
If you are interested in joining either panel please contact Sarah O’Connor at for further information.
Members of each panel are required to comply with the JSI Code of Conduct for Panel Members.

Panel of Arbitrators

Dr. Jack Anderson
Dr. Jack Anderson lectures in law at Queen’s University Belfast. He had published widely on the topice of sports law, most recently, a book entitled The Legality of Boxing (Routledge, 2007). He is a qualified arbitrator, being a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators, and is a member of both the UK Sports Dispute Resolution Panel and the GAA’s Dispute Resolution Authority. Originally from Limerick, his interest in sport is principally, but not exclusively, in hurling and rugby.
David Casserly B.L.
David Casserly is a barrister specialising in the areas of sports law and international arbitration. He is an Accredited Mediator a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators and a member of the Bars of Ireland, England & Wales and New York. Mr Casserly regularly represents a wide variety of clubs, individuals and organisations before various international tribunals, in particular the Court of Arbitration for Sport. He has acted for some of the world’s largest sporting organisations in arbitration and litigation proceedings, including FIFA, UEFA and the IRB.
He previously acted as Légal Counsel and Head of Mediation for the Court of Arbitration for Sport in Lausanne, during which time he was the CAS Légal Counsel at the Commonwealth and Olympic Games. He also previously practised in the international arbitration departments of Shearman & Sterling in Paris and Lévy Kaufmann-Kohler in Geneva, as well as completing an internship at the ICDR/AAA in New York. In addition to acting as counsel, he regularly sits as an arbitrator or mediator, or as chairman of anti-doping tribunals. He also lectures on sports law and arbitration law in Ireland, Spain and Switzerland. Mr Casserly is an accomplished sportsman, with representative rugby honours.
Liam Keane
Liam qualified as a solicitor in 1987 and is a partner in the firm of Liam Keane & Partners, which is based in Dunshaughlin, County Meath. Liam is currently Chairman of the GAA’s Central Hearings Committee and was the first secretary of its independent arbitration body, the DRA. He is a member of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (irish Branch) and an Associate of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators, based in London. He is also Accredited Mediator.
Colm O hOisin S.C
Colm Ó hOisin is a senior counsel who has been practicing at the Irish Bar for 20 years. He has a wide ranging practice including commercial, administrative/public law, constitutional and personal injury work. Colm has a particularly specialty in maritime disputes. Colm is a fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators. He has been appointed as arbitrator in several cases as well as acted as counsel in a number of arbitration hearings and tribunals. Colm is also an accredited mediator. He is currently the chairman of the Alternative Dispute Resolution and Arbitration Committee of the Bar Council of Ireland. Colm’s sporting interests include Gaelic Football, Rugby, Tennis and Sailing. He is currently Deputy President of Donnybrook Tennis Club.
Ercus Stewart S.C.
Ercus is a senior counsel having been called to the Irish Bar in 1970. He is also a member of the bars of Northern Ireland, England and Wales and New South Wales. His practice includes Commercial and Civil Law, Contract, Employment Law and also International and Domestic Commercial Arbitration. He is a fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators in London. He is a member of a number of world-renowned arbitration panels including the International Centre for Dispute Resolution (“I.C.D.R.”), New York & Dublin, the ICC panel in Dublin and the Sports Disputes Resolution Panel, London. He has a keen interest in sport and is an active participant in the Irish Mountain Running Association.
Pat Barriscale B.L.
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Moira Flahive B.L.
Moira is a practicing Barrister since 2004 and currently works in the South Eastern and Dublin Circuits and has extensive experience in criminal and civil law. A former secondary school teacher Moira sits on the Leinster Branch of the IRFU  Disciplinary Committee and is a former member of the Leinster Hockey Umpires Association Committee and Leinster Ladies Hockey Union Committee. Moira is a keen golfer and is a member of the Bar of Ireland Golfing society.