Our Speaker, Michael Cohen C.Arb FCIArb, is a Fellow of the CIArb and Chairman Emeritus of The Academy of Experts. He is heavily involved in the world of Dispute Resolution. Michael will focus on the question of whether today’s expert is an endangered species and the issue of who decides this. As we are learning to ‘live with it’ and return to ‘normality’, much has already changed in the legal arena and continues to change. He will be discussing the Courts increasing interest and involvement in Dispute Resolution coupled with judicial unhappiness with Experts’ performances. Further, as AI is bringing about the biggest change since CPR, he will be discussing the question of whether arbitration will be the beneficiary. He will also include increasing costs and backlogs, increasing numbers of full time Experts, unconscious bias and advocacy, and how they add further fuel to the fire of e-bundles and digitalisation.
The talk will suit both experts and experienced professionals and newcomers in Alternative Dispute Resolution, litigation or public inquiries. This insightful talk will also contribute to participants’ continuing professional development.
The meeting is free of charge but pre-registration is required. Register here
Michael is deeply involved in the world of Dispute Resolution and of Discipline. Over 30 years ago he founded The British Academy of Experts as it was then called. He is Director of The ADR Centre London, a Qualified Mediator, Chartered Arbitrator as well as an Expert in Insurance and on matters pertaining to Experts. Whilst Chairman of The Academy of Experts he was responsible for the establishment of professional standards and training of Experts and Dispute Resolvers around the world. He has been involved in various reforms affecting Experts in different jurisdictions and is Past President of EuroExpert (The Organisation of European Expert Associations). He is Course Director for Academy Training and a regular course tutor. He is Editor of ‘The Expert & Dispute Resolver’