CIArb News

In memoriam: Stephen O’Rourke QC, FCIArb

13 Dec 2021

The Scottish Branch of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators is deeply saddened to announce the untimely death of Stephen O’Rourke QC.  Not only was Stephen a Fellow of the Institute but he has been a Committee member for a number of years and up until recently was the Education Convenor for the Branch.

Torquil Murray, Chair of the Scottish Branch said “Since becoming involved with the CIArb, Stephen gave freely of his time to the Scottish Branch through his role in developing branch education, undertaking lectures and promoting ADR in general. Committee are all devastated on hearing the news. Stephen was a down to earth, entertaining and amiable colleague. He will be sadly missed by committee and the Branch in general. His input will be greatly missed. Our deepest condolences go out to his family and those close to him.

30 Jun 2022

Catherine Dixon, CIArb elected to IFCAI Council

On 8 June 2022, the International Federation of Commercial Arbitration Institutions (IFCAI) appointed CIArb’s Director General, Catherine Dixon, to its Council along with several other new Council Members, all of whom are prominent and influential members of the ADR community.

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15 Jun 2022

Lahore Arbitration Declaration ratified at CIArb Pakistan Branch launch

On 27 May 2022, the newly launched CIArb Pakistan Branch held its inaugural Conference on Judicial Perspectives on Domestic and International Arbitration in Pakistan.

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14 Jun 2022

Roebuck Lecture 2022 delivered by the Rt. Hon. Sir Geoffrey Vos

On 8 June 2022, the Master of the Rolls and Head of Civil Justice in England and Wales, the Rt. Hon. Sir Geoffrey Vos delivered the 12th Roebuck Lecture on “Mandating Mediation: The Digital Solution” at 12 Bloomsbury Square to both an in-person and online audience.

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