The Southern Branch of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators is hosting the UK Branch Chair and Treasurers’ meeting in Portsmouth on 28 June 2019. The meeting is to be followed in the afternoon by a branch event with a visit to the Mary Rose Museum in the Historic Dockyards, and dinner at the nearby Royal Naval Club and address by CIArb Past President Charles Brown C.Arb FCIArb.
This branch summer event gives members and guests the opportunity to meet socially for a guided visit at the Mary Rose Museum, dedicated to Henry VIII’s 16th century warship; which sank in the Solent in 1545 and was recovered in 1982 together with some 19,000 artefacts, now located in the Historic Dockyards, Portsmouth.
Spaces are limited for this event, which is being provided on the following basis and early booking is recommended:
Mary Rose Museum, from 3.30pm Members: £15 Guests: £18.50
Royal Naval Club Dinner (3 course including wine), 6.30pm for 7.00pm Members: £20 Guests: £35
CIArb members may bring guests to the event subject to spaces being available. Advance booking and payment is required - following which, menus will be circulated for pre-ordering. When booking please indicate whether you wish to attend the Museum and Dinner or only Dinner at the Naval Club. Dress code for dinner is smart casual.
For more information please contact Stephen Lelliott by emailing Steve.Lelliott@bezzant.co.uk
Charles has been a lawyer for over 40 years. He qualified in 1980 and was a partner in international law firms including Dechert LLP before establishing his own firm in 2005. He retired as a Solicitor in 2014 to concentrate his practice as arbitrator, adjudicator, lecturer in arbitration and ADR and advising on the avoidance and resolution of disputes.
Charles has extensive international experience as arbitrator and party representative especially, though not exclusively, in the construction sector.
He joined CIArb in 1980 and took the International Pathway to Fellowship. He has been a Chartered Arbitrator and member of the Presidential Panels since 2004 and is a member of the Faculty of Trainers.
Charles was the Chairman of the South East Branch in 2009. He was chair of the Examination Board in 2010 and Chairman of the Board of Management from 2011-13.
Elected at the Congress in 2012, he was the President of CIArb in 2015, the centenary year, a role he regards as an honour and one of the high points of his professional career.
He remains active as an Arbitrator and Adjudicator and spends a significant part of his time lecturing and running ADR training courses for CIArb, its branches and a number of universities.
Charles has three children and three grandsons with more expected. His interests include Manchester United, Italy and the never ending battle with his garden!