16 Jun 2020
CIArb’s East Anglia Branch held its Annual General Meeting online on 21 May 2020 which was considered to be a resounding success. More members took part than in previous years. The Chairman’s, Treasurer’s and Public Relations Officer’s presentations were comprehensive and supplemented by PowerPoint slides covering the fourteen professional events that were made available to the branch members and the Treasurer’s report. Two new female members were formally elected to join the Committee increasing diversity. Two other members were subsequently co-opted on to the Committee and all were warmly welcomed by the Chairman on behalf of the Committee. The new members are:
Alison Garrett ACIArb
Alison is a construction disputes lawyer with over 30 years’ experience. She is a Senior Legal Adviser with Mills & Reeve LLP. She has acted for clients in a number of domestic arbitrations over the years. Alison acted for clients in adjudications and mediations and speaks on the subject of construction generally.
Lee Kyson FCIArb (co-opted)
Lee Kyson MSc (Construction Law &DR), FCIArb, MCIOB, AssocRICS; CSCS Black Card (site manager), CSCS Gold Card (advanced craft plastering & rendering). Lee has over 40 years’ ‘hands on’ experience in the construction industry both in the UK and Germany. His background trade is plastering, machine plastering, rendering, floor screeding, drylining, floor and wall tiling, and external wall insulation. Lee currently works as a party wall surveyor, assists either clients or contractors with disputes and produces reports on the standards of construction work carried out by contractors.
Michael Reynolds C.Arb FCIArb (co-opted)
Dr Reynolds is a solicitor and chartered arbitrator, who teaches and researches international arbitration. He is a Senior Research Fellow at the London School of Economics completing research for a historical study on international dispute resolution between sovereign states. He is the Module Director of LLM International Dispute Resolution and Arbitration at BPP University College. He has also taught Jurisprudence, Construction and Engineering Law, Professional Legal Skills and Tort as well as being the PhD House Tutor.
As a solicitor he worked in Westminster and the City, then in local government before returning to private practice. As an arbitrator he has recently presided over two international cases and over 80 other referrals. He has acted in numerous actions in the High Court, on enquiries, arbitrations including the Andover Public Arbitration, and as part of the defence team on a Royal Commission regarding the National Health Service. He is the author of several professional practice books and numerous articles having formerly been a member of the Editorial Board of Arbitration and then Commissioning Editor of Construction and Engineering Law. Prior to returning to the LSE to write his new book he was a Programme Associate on the Civil Justice Programme at the Centre for Socio-Legal Studies, University of Oxford. He is a regular contributor to The Company Lawyer. Michael is a member of the Law Society, the London Court of International Arbitration, the Royal Institute of International Affairs, the British Institute of Comparative and International Law and a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators.
Sally Saville FCIArb
Sally FRICS, FICArb is a Consultant Quantity Surveyor providing Quantity Surveying services for construction works, Contractual advice and Dispute resolution for Contractors, Sub-contractors and Private clients. She works on negotiation and resolution of disputes, representation of parties in mediation and adjudication.
View the full list of East Anglia Branch Committee members here.
The Committee encourages Branch members to become a Committee member and lend their support in running the branch such as deciding future professional events and keep abreast of the latest news of the Institute locally and globally. Under Branch Model Rules a member can serve up to three years extendable to a second term of three years.
19 Jul 2021CIArb Accelerated Route to Membership Course in Taipei
On 10 July 2021, while Taiwan was still under Level 3 Covid-19 alert, CIArb’s Taiwan Chapter held its Accelerated Route to Membership (ARM) course with all participants joining safely from the ease of their office or home.
16 Jul 202125 years since the Housing Grants, Construction and Regeneration Act: How can adjudication continue to meet the needs of the construction sector?
On 14 July 2021 CIArb held an event dedicated to the 25th anniversary of the Housing Grants, Construction and Regeneration Act 1996, which introduced statutory adjudication into UK construction.