01 Dec 2020
CIArb’s Western Counties Branch celebrates its achievements for the Year in Review, in particular the CPD seminar event held on the 30 January 2020 at the Holiday Inn, in Bristol city centre. This was a joint event of the Chartered Institute of Building and Chartered Institute of Arbitrators. The programme was a doubleheader “The Chartered Institute of Arbitrators Business Arbitration Scheme – an alternative to adjudication?” presented by CIArb’s own Tom Cadman, Deputy Director General, and “Mediation – Why mediate? The carrot or the stick?” presented by Robert Evans FCIArb, barrister at Keating Chambers.
CIArb’s Western Counties Branch is grateful for the positive feedback that was given to these events. The Chair of the CIOB Bristol Hub and Vice Chair of the Western Counties Branch of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators thought the event was ‘excellently presented by our two speakers and engaged the audience with their knowledge and expertise in their subject matter’.
26 Jan 2021CIArb and the ERA Pledge Young Practitioners Subcommittee Partner to Promote Diversity in Arbitration
CIArb and the Equal Representation in Arbitration (ERA) Pledge Young Practitioners Subcommittee are delighted to announce they have entered into a partnership to provide ERA members with discounted training.
22 Jan 2021Independence vs. Loyalty: Are an Expert's Duties to a Tribunal and an Engaging Party at Odds?
The issues before the UK Court of Appeal in a recent case centre on whether an expert firm owed a fiduciary duty of loyalty to their client company and whether they owed a contractual duty to avoid conflicts of interest.