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Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) plays a vital role in giving parties access to redress without relying on the court system, and as an enabler of economic activity by mitigating the impact of disputes on major investment projects. In this time of unprecedented technological change and as we collectively seek to transition towards a net-zero economy, ADR therefore has the potential to be an invaluable catalyst for change.
This year’s global Dispute Appointment Service (DAS) Convention will examine how ADR can fulfil that potential. From embedding the use of technology as an integral part of the dispute practitioner’s toolkit, to utilising ADR to resolve climate-related disputes and underwrite investments in green infrastructure, we will hear from experts around the globe on how our profession can play a key role in facilitating the transition to a carbon-free future. The programme will also include the release of CIArb’s new ‘Technology Guideline’, offering pragmatic guidance on how arbitration practitioners can pro-actively use technology constructively in the course of their work.
In addition, our programme includes a panel on the role of Adjudication 25 years after the introduction of statutory adjudication in the UK, and an in-depth debate on whether the time has come for mandatory mediation to be made a core part of our systems of justice.
As a current or aspiring disputes practitioner, by attending this event you will understand how our profession can play a key role in meeting the defining challenges of our time. You will also gain exclusive insights into how you can use technology to best effect by hearing from the leading authors of the CIArb Technology Guideline. Delegates will also hear from experts on cutting-edge developments in mediation and adjudication, as well as having the chance to put practical questions to the CIArb DAS team (such as how to apply to join CIArb Panels, or how you can raise your profile to increase your chances of obtaining appointments).
DAS Convention 2021 provisional programme
10:00 - 11:00
Welcome address and Keynote Speech
Speakers to be announced
11:00 - 12:00
How can ADR make the zero-carbon transition possible? Disputes professionals as enablers.
The transition to a sustainable low-carbon economy requires unprecedented investment. What is the role of ADR in facilitating this investment, and are dispute professionals equipped with the skills and tools they need to play an active role?
Speakers: Lucy Greenwood, Nasir Khan with additional speakers to be announced
12:00 - 12:30
12:30 - 13:30
How can arbitration practitioners use technology pro-actively? An introduction to the new CIArb Technology Guideline
Hear directly from the authors of the new CIArb Technology Guideline about how arbitrators can fully integrate technology as a constructive part of their practice.
Chair: Ben Giaretta
Speakers to be announced
13:30 - 15:00
15:00 - 16:00
Is it time for Mandatory Mediation?
As Governments around the world consider the role of mediation in the justice system, we will debate the value of mandatory mediation and whether it is necessary to fully embed effective mediation as a means of redress.
Chair: Dr Isabel Philips Speakers: Jane Gunn, Andrew Miller with additional speakers to be announced
16:00 - 16:30
16:30 - 17:30
Adjudication in Focus
Our panel will discuss issues of prime importance to CIArb Adjudicators, including how low-value adjudication can work and whether adjudicative processes can be used outside construction.
Chair: to be announced Speakers: Rob Sliwinski, Janey Milligan with additional speakers to be announced
17:30 - 18:30
CIArb DAS Team Q&A
Put your questions about appointments, panel admission and more to the CIArb DAS Team
Speakers: Lewis Johnston, Kay Nayee-Bancroft, Tom Cadman
Janey has been Managing Director of Construction Dispute Resolution since 1997. An experienced Chartered Quantity Surveyor, she is a qualified Adjudicator, Arbitrator & accredited Expert Witness; with an impressive track record. Janey has extensive experience in construction contracts, providing procurement and contract advice to employers, contractors and consultants in the construction industry. Experienced in the private and public sectors through practising as a Quantity Surveyor, lecturing and providing construction dispute consultancy services. She has been appointed to over 300 adjudications in values ranging up to £34m and covering disputes in valuation, delay, loss and expense, defects, termination and damages.
Janey has also carried out expert witness appointments in relation to liability, quantum and damages in construction contract claims for extension of time, loss and expense; contract administration and measurement matters. This has been on a variety of complex building, engineering and renewable energy sector projects. Janey particularly specialises in the roles and liabilities of the design and construction team and has given expert evidence in relation to professional negligence matters on a number of occasions. Janey lectured at Glasgow Caledonian University in Building Contracts and Construction Law for nine years (in full time and part time employment) and continues to lecture and tutor on various professional bodies courses and conferences on dispute resolution topics. Janey is a past Chairman of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors in Scotland (2007-2008). She has been a Director of the Scottish Arbitration Centre since March 2011.
Lucy Greenwood is an independent international arbitrator specializing in commercial and investment disputes. She has practised international arbitration since 1998 (working in London, Paris and Houston) and has acted as arbitrator in over 60 arbitrations since becoming a full time arbitrator in 2017. She is highly regarded for her prompt, efficient resolution of disputes and active case management of arbitrations and is particularly in demand as a chair for major energy disputes. Lucy is a Chartered Arbitrator, a Texas attorney and a Solicitor of the Supreme Court of England and Wales. She is a Trustee of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators, Past Chair, International Committee, Dispute Resolution Section, American Bar Association, Past Chair, North America Branch of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators and is a Fellow of the College of Commercial Arbitrators. She is the founder of the Campaign for Greener Arbitrations, an initiative to reduce the environmental impact of international arbitrations. More information is available at www.greenwoodarbitration.com
Nasir is Head of Contract Solutions at Currie & Brown, a global consultancy where he leads procurement advisory, claims, dispute avoidance, management and resolution. Nasir is an experienced end-to-end commercial professional with added engineering, commercial, project management, business, and legal qualifications. A highly motivated leader with a proven track record of successful delivery in various industries spearheading business improvements, cost savings, project delivery, risk management, procurement, contract management and dispute resolution of large complex programmes. Nasir acts as a Mediator, Adjudicator and Arbitrator as well as Expert Witness.