Dr. Emir Crowne's newly formed sports clinic in search of lawyers

By September 11, 2018

Noted sports attorney Dr. Emir Crowne is in the hunt for lawyers from across the Caribbean for his newly formed sports clinic that was launched late last week.

The attorney, who over the years has represented several Caribbean athletes in anti-doping and other sport-related matters, said the clinic is a well-needed resource for athletes from the region.

"The clinic is the first of its kind in the region. It provides pro bono representation to athletes across a variety of sporting tribunals,” he said.

“For far too long, athletes have been unable to access justice. They were simply at the mercy of their national sporting organizations, anti-doping bodies and others. The clinic seeks to address that imbalance. Athletes now have access to experienced representation when defending their rights, be it doping allegations, team selection disputes disciplinary matters or otherwise."

Crowne has represented athletes like Jamaican 400m runner Riker Hylton and Trinidad and Tobago volleyball player Fabien Whitfield said that because of the nature of what he intends to accomplish, he is currently head-hunting lawyers from the Caribbean.

“The Trinidad arm of the clinic will be based in Trinidad and the while there will be another branch in London, Ontario in Canada. What we are trying to do is build a roster of lawyers in particular from across the islands,” he said.

“We already have one lawyer from Jamaica. The intent is to have a roster of lawyers from St. Kitts, Bahamas, Barbados, so that when the time right they can assist under, primarily my supervision, with sporting matters, and we can help athletes going forward, give them a voice.

If we could just help just one athlete achieved some sort of fairness, justice, then the mission of the clinic would be complete.”

Earlier this year, Dr Crowne joined the London-based Sports Dispute Resolution Panel (SDRP).

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