Consultant Peter Cadman has had his appointment to the Football Association Premier League Panel (FAPL) renewed for a further three years.

Peter has been on the FAPL panel for the past fifteen years and this latest move sees his role confirmed until February 2022. The appointment puts him in an elite group of senior sports lawyers in the UK given a role in resolving substantial disputes that arise under the auspices of the Premier League. These might be between Premier League clubs; between Premier League clubs and managers; between players and clubs or between clubs and suppliers or third parties. He might be called upon to sit as a member of an appeal tribunal; a member of a Commission; a member of an arbitration or other similar adjudicating body.

Peter's lengthy experience with the Premier League has involved a number of very high-profile roles including:

  • as Commission Chair for a number of commissions including on ticketing allocation in the last football game at Maine Road as a result of a complaint lodged by Southampton FC against Manchester City Football Club
  • appointed to sit as FAPL representative in the regulatory and contractual dispute of Mutu
  • on Barclays Premier League Tribunal in matter of Sir Bobby Robson v Newcastle United FC in complaint arising over severance issues and Premier League Rules
  • on Barclays Premier League Tribunal in matter of Lawrie Sanchez v Fulham FC in complaint arising over severance issues and Premier League Rules

Peter Cadman said: "It has been my great privilege to have had a close involvement with the Premier League for the past fifteen years. As it is the most powerful and well-known football league in the world, numbering the vast majority of the 'greatest of all time' amongst its players, this role continues to afford me the opportunity to use my legal skills to act as a fair, balanced and fully informed referee. I'm extremely grateful for the continuing opportunity."