This is an online event hosted by CIArb’s South East Branch, along with the branch Annual General Meeting (AGM), taking place on 27 April 2021. The event takes place at 6.00pm UK Time, please check your local time zone.
Following the AGM, The South East Branch and sponsor Stevens & Bolton LLP present a panel discussion looking at some important developments in the world of dispute resolution and considering their impact on the practice of ADR. The panel will explain and discuss recent developments on the following topics:
Changes in approach to trial witness statements. New court rules coming in on 6 April 2021 designed to ensure statements contain only the evidence a witness can give providing clarity on what they actually remember and what has been reconstructed from documents, with sanctions for non-compliance. In arbitration, the recent ICC report on the accuracy of witness evidence highlighted the problem of malleable human memory and the challenges it presents to evidence in international arbitration.
New ways of dealing with Technology disputes: The Society of Computers & Law adjudication scheme for Technology disputes; and the Digital Dispute Resolution Rules for disputes arising out of novel technologies, particularly digital assets, smart contracts, blockchain and fintech.
How are things looking for London as a dispute resolution centre? Do Brexit and the pandemic change things?
6.00pm -6.30pm AGM
6.30pm -8.00pm What’s going on? - disputes in a post Brexit, Covid World
Questions: attendees are invited to submit questions ahead of the webinar and there will be an opportunity to ask questions on the day.
Cost(s): Attendance to this event is free of charge, but pre-registration is required.