CIArb are pleased to have been appointed as the sole provider of Arbitration Referral Services to the Pubs Code Adjudicator (PCA).
Pubs Code Adjudicator (PCA) Arbitration Referral Service
CIArb are pleased to have been appointed as the sole provider of Arbitration Referral Services to the Pubs Code Adjudicator (PCA). Please use the following referral form if your MRO event (the event which gave you the right to ask for the MRO option) was 1 April 2022 onwards and for non-MRO referrals.
Any new referrals for arbitrations made under the Pubs Code should be sent to the CIArb Dispute Appointment Service (DAS) team using the email address email@example.com completing the Referral Form found below.
Before making a referral
There is a difference between a general enquiry and a formal referral to the PCA for arbitration.
Before you make a formal referral, you should read the PCA factsheets which are available on their website. They are designed to answer the key questions tenants ask about their Pubs Code rights.
You may find it particularly helpful to read the following: What Tied Pub Tenants Need to Know about Pubs Code Arbitration Disputes and What Tied Pub Tenants Need to Know about Getting Help and Support with the Pubs Code and Arbitration.
The Pubs Code has very strict deadlines connected with rights under the code and for making arbitration referrals to the PCA. If you have a query about the Pubs Code, you can contact your pub-owning business’ Code Compliance Officer or the PCA enquiry service.
Making a referral
The Referring party must pay the referral fee of £200. This must be paid:
The fee is payable to:
Business Current Account: PCA Arbitration Service
Branch Sort Code: 400503
Account Number: 81496352
UK Swift: HBUKGB4B
Should you have any queries about Pubs Code arbitration referrals, please contact the DAS Team using the following contact details:
T: 0207 421 7455
Pubs Code Arbitrator Standards
The standards set out what the PCA expects from a Pubs Code arbitrator and in turn will make this clearer for the parties. They cover, amongst other things, expectations for how the arbitrator will communicate with the parties, case progression and timescales and the use of the PCA’s powers as regulator to require information about the arbitration.
To ensure the outcome of the case is recorded correctly for reporting purposes, the Pubs Code Arbitrator will be required to complete the closure form.
Ciarb is pleased to confirm the following members currently sit on Ciarb’s Pubs Code panel: