Dr Michael Reynolds C.Arb FCIArb, a solicitor, chartered arbitrator and researcher in international arbitration, will explain the role of arbitration for resolving inter-state disputes during the period 1870 – 1914. He will cover some key aspects in the development of international arbitration before 1914 and explain why arbitration is a vital process in international relations making the world a much safer place. He will be referring to a number of treaties that laid the foundations to the special relationship that has developed between Britain and the United States and which developed between Britain and European states.
Dr Reynolds will discuss the story of how a few great lawyers and diplomats saved the lives of many after the American Civil War preventing two further wars between Great Britain and the United States, and further wars between Britain and France over Egypt and Morocco, and over the latter between France and Germany. He will briefly discuss the two Hague Conferences and the contribution they made to arbitration as well as the thinking of those jurists who championed international law both here and in the United States. Dr Reynolds will also bring us up to date considering the effect of Brexit.
The talk will suit both arbitrators and other dispute resolution practitioners. It will appeal to experienced professionals and newcomers in this form of dispute resolution now and in the future. It will also contribute to their continuing professional development.
Cost(s): Access to this event is complimentary, however pre-registration is required by emailing our Chairman, Dr Al Jarratt FCIArb, firstname.lastname@example.org. The meeting URL will be sent out nearer the time.
Dr Reynolds is a solicitor, chartered arbitrator and researcher in international arbitration, has considerable experience of litigation, arbitration, enquiries and international tribunals. He is the author of several professional practice books and numerous articles having formerly been a member of the Editorial Board of Arbitration and then Commissioning Editor of Construction and Engineering Law. His latest contributions to Amicus Curiae concern the invention of case management 70 years before the Civil Justice Reforms. His latest book, “Instruments of Peacemaking 1870 – 1914”, just published, is about how diplomats, arbitrators and lawyers resolved issues between sovereign states.