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CIArb a founding supporter of new ‘Virtual Arbitration’ online resource

09 Jun 2020

In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, The Charted Institute of Arbitrators (CIArb) is proud to be part of the launch of ‘Virtual Arbitration’ an online resource, with the aim of sharing best practice for conducting web-based arbitrations using online technology. This expert forum is a collaborative drawing on the knowledge of arbitration specialists, which was brought to fruition by five ‘founding supporters’ including CIArb.

As a hub for cutting-edge news, information sharing and analysis, Virtual Arbitration offers a ‘one-stop-shop’ for those looking for guidance across the legal, technical and behavioural aspects of ensuring an online arbitration can function effectively. The information it provides can be used not only by practitioners, but by anyone involved in an arbitration who wants to develop a deeper understanding of how an online arbitration works.

Chair of CIArb’s Board of Trustees Jonathan Wood MCIArb said:

“Virtual Arbitration offers an invaluable resource for anyone seeking to adapt to new ways of conducting proceedings. By sharing best practice through this forum, we aim to, not only, help mitigate the impact the pandemic is having on our ability to hold conventional arbitrations, but to pro-actively identify positive new ways of operating so that arbitration can emerge from the crisis stronger and more resilient than ever”

CIArb Director-General Catherine Dixon said:

“This is a fantastic initiative which CIArb is delighted to support. The resourcefulness of the arbitrators and other involved in resolving disputes without going to court, in adapting to the impact of the pandemic is impressive. Through CIArb’s Guidance Note on Remote Proceedings, we are helping facilitate change with clear, pragmatic advice, and ‘Virtual Arbitration’ is a valuable addition to an increasingly innovative pool of on-line resources.”

For more information please visit the Virtual Arbitration website.

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