The Business Arbitration Scheme (BAS) is operated by the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators, the leading international organisation in the resolution of disputes. The BAS can offer economical and fast track resolution of any dispute between £5,000 and £100,000. Key features of BAS include a simple procedure, no necessity to attend court, early decisions which are final and binding, unbiased assessment by experienced and qualified professionals and modest fixed fee costs.
In order to raise awareness of the scheme, Thames Valley Branch Arbitrators will be holding an event where the following will be discussed:
1. The difference between arbitration and litigation.
2. Details of the BAS.
3. How CIArb can assist in resolving disputes under the scheme.
Please note that this event will be accredited for CPD purposes.
Cost: Attendance to this event is free of charge (refreshments will be provided).
Guests and non-members are most welcome but booking a place is required.
For registration and further details, please email Mohammed A Haque, Chairman of CIArb's Thames Valley Branch at MHaque@thomassands.co.uk
Director of Governance and Legal Services at the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators.
Tom is responsible for advising the Boards of Trustees and Management on compliance with the CIArb Constitution and other regulatory requirements; advising the PCC and PMG; advising members when acting as dispute resolvers; and the provision of legal advice in-house to the CIArb.
Previously Tom was a partner in a firm where he specialised in advising charities (mainly in the religious and education sectors) on governance issues. Outside of work, Tom is an international in the sport of fencing.
A former pilot, Graham has been a practitioner in the property industry since 1975. He joined the BBC as a building and estates surveyor in 1976, moving on to Ladbrokes Racing Limited as a development surveyor in 1978 and joining Clive Lewis & Partners as a shop agent on 1st January 1980. He was appointed a Partner in 1985 and Chairman of the Retail Group, when Clive Lewis & Partners merged with Edward Erdman in 1993 to form Colliers Erdman Lewis. After seeing through the merger, he set up Chase & Partners on 1st June 1995 and has been trading under this brand ever since.
During his career, he has acquired and sold over £5 billion of retail & leisure property investments, advised on the development of 20 shopping centres and introduced and acquired the majority of Land Securities Retail Warehouse portfolio between 1984 and 1998 to the value of some £2 billion.
Graham has produced an annual report on the retail and leisure property markets since 1983 with the latest being the Chase & Partners Spring Retail Report 2018. He is the author of several technical and published papers on property and valuation issues, has authored two handbooks on CPOs & Compensation and Landlord and Tenant sectors and has chaired or been a member of RICS and CIArb best practice and regulatory standards publications.
As an Arbitrator and Independent Expert for 15 years, he has given awards and determinations on over 200 disputes on a variety of issues from valuations, market rents, viability and planning conditions. For over 30 years he has appeared as an expert witness in the High Court, Lands Tribunal and Public Planning Inquiries on a number of complex and high profile cases.
He is a Past President of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors, Chartered Arbitrator, a Past Master of the Worshipful Company of Chartered Surveyors, a current member of the Court of the Arbitrators Livery Company, A Member of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators London Branch Committee, a visiting Professor at Westminster University, an Honorary Fellow of London South Bank University, Past Chairman of the Covent Garden Area Trust, President of the Association of Town and City Management, Chairman of the Commonwealth Housing Trust, Trustee of Alford House youth centre in Vauxhall, Chairman of the Saracens Multi Academy Trust, and a Governor of King’s Ely School, Past Governor of Mill Hill School and Past Governor of Woodhouse VI Form College.