A double Alternative Dispute Resolution presentation on:
The Chartered Institute of Arbitrators Business Arbitration Scheme – an alternative to adjudication?
An explanation of the features of this low cost, speedy and binding third party determination of disputes between £5,000 and £100,000, by an accredited Arbitrator, and provides a binding decision on the parties. This is compared and contrasted against the pros and cons of other forms of dispute resolution.
Speaker: Tom Cadman ACIArb, Director of Governance and Legal Services, Chartered Institute of Arbitrators
Mediation – Why mediate? The carrot or the stick? The increase in the use of mediation in construction dispute resolution and other commercial disputes. Its benefits and difficulties. The pre-action protocol requirements under the Civil Procedure Rules, encouragement from the Courts to use mediation and the use of cost sanctions if you do not.
began his career as a civil engineer, working for international consultants and contractors in the UK and in Hong Kong, specialising in marine works and dredging. He was admitted as a corporate member of the Institution of Civil Engineers in 1985 and was made a Fellow in 2008. Robert was called to the Bar in 1989 and as a member of Keating Chambers he specialises in construction, engineering and energy disputes and professional negligence work in the UK and abroad. He is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators. Robert now predominately acts as arbitrator, adjudicator and mediator, in international and domestic disputes. He is a CEDR accredited mediator and is a member of the Institution of Civil Engineers’ panels of arbitrators and adjudicators. He is currently chairman of the ICE Dispute Resolution Panel In addition, he has a particular interest in yacht and boat design and construction and has sailed at representative level for Great Britain and Hong Kong. Robert has been involved in a number of ship-building disputes, including military vessels.