CIArb News

Ciarb issues response to UK Arbitration Act review

16 Dec 2022

The Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (Ciarb) has now issued its response to the UK Law Commission’s consultation on reforms to the Arbitration Act 1996.

The Act provides the legal framework for arbitration in England, Wales and Northern Ireland and has been used to inform legislation in many jurisdictions around the world.

The Law Commission’s proposals seek to modernise the legislation whilst maintaining high standards and a reliable framework for successful arbitrations. Ciarb has worked closely with the Law Commission on the review, making significant contributions since it launched last year. The consultation closed on 15 December 2022.

Catherine Dixon, Ciarb Director-General said, “As a leading professional body for dispute resolvers, we welcome the opportunity to contribute to the Law Commission’s consultation on the Arbitration Act 1996. We support the regular review of arbitration legislation across the world to ensure the needs of parties and arbitrators are served. We look forward to seeing the outcome of the consultation.”

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25 May 2023

Shaping the Future: A Recap of the Ciarb Qatar Conference & AGM 2023

The Ciarb Qatar Conference & Annual General Meeting (AGM) 2023 brought together over 400 esteemed professionals, experts, and thought leaders in the field of arbitration for a remarkable event filled with knowledge sharing, inspiring moments, and collaborative discussions. Held on 10 May 2023 at Four Seasons Hotel, Doha, the conference showcased a diverse range of panels, engaging speakers, and networking opportunities that left a lasting impact on attendees.


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17 May 2023

Ciarb launches new Guideline on Multiparty Arbitration

Ciarb launched its new Guideline on Multiparty Arbitration at a reception at 12 Bloomsbury Square last night, 16 May organised during London International Disputes Week.


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17 May 2023

UK Government signs the Singapore Convention on Mediation

The UK Government signed the Singapore Convention on Mediation (the Convention) on 3 May 2023.


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