18 Mar 2020
In light of the extraordinary circumstances brought about by the coronavirus pandemic, CIArb has undertaken a number of precautionary measures to protect the wellbeing of staff, members and the general public, which will have an effect on operations within departments of CIArb. Staff at CIArb headquarters in London are working remotely and further departmental changes are explained below.
Education and Membership:
Measures include the regrettable postponement of courses and assessments at CIArb headquarters in London. Work will continue, and both the Education and Membership departments have adopted procedures to ensure that the disruption to these services remains minimal.
CIArb’s popular Online Introduction to ADR course will still provide those interested in becoming members with the opportunity to train; and its Membership department will continue to receive and process all membership applications and enquiries. Virtual opportunities are currently being worked on for CIArb’s other membership courses – all candidates will be contacted - and, whilst the conditions subsist, all CIArb’s assessments will be adapted into ‘at home’ coursework. The Education and Training Team will liaise with all branches and candidates regarding alternative arrangements for global assessments, and will work closely with its branches on training too. Our Membership team remains available to answer all membership enquiries, with regards to matters such as applications, peer interviews and subscriptions. The contact details for the Education and Membership teams are:
Education and Training:
Telephone: + 44 (0) 20 7421 7439
Telephone: + 44 (0) 20 7421 7447
Dispute Appointment Service department:
Due to remote working conditions, we ask that all applicants to the Dispute Appointment Service submit their application forms electronically to email@example.com.
Contact details: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Receipts and payments:
We ask that you refrain from sending any cheques or cash in the post, and instead make any required payments via bank transfer using the following details:
CIArb, HSBC Bank, 31 Holborn, London EC1N 2HR, United Kingdom.
Sort code: 40 05 03
Account number: 31288784
International Bank Account number (IBAN): GB75HBUK40050331288784
Branch identifier code: HBUKGB4B
Please make use of the reference field to enable finance to allocate the receipt.
Invoices for payment should be sent via electronic copy to email@example.com. Please ensure a PO reference is included for prompt payment.
CIArb appreciates your cooperation during this uncertain time.
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