CIArb News

Leading Parliamentarian becomes Associate of CIArb

17 May 2019

CIArb is pleased to announce that John Howell MP, the Member of Parliament for the Henley constituency, has become an Associate of the Institute. The MP has chaired the All-Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) for Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) for the past four years during which time the Group has explored a wide range of areas in which ADR can be best implemented. This has included areas as diverse as the railway industry and the construction sector. The Chartered Institute of Arbitrators provides the secretariat to the APPG.

John Howell MP said:

“I am delighted to have become an Associate of the Institute. It is important that the Institute includes policy makers who can help promote and guide its activities. The Institute is the world’s leading professional body for dispute avoidance and management. As an MP, I have a great deal of experience of resolving disputes between constituents and organisations. In addition, as chair of the All-Party Parliamentary Group I have been looking to extend the cost effectiveness and timely services offered to a whole range of areas. I am really pleased that the judiciary is also being supportive. I look forward to continuing and developing my relationship with the Institute.”

Lewis Johnston, the Head of Policy, Public Affairs and Research at the Institute commented:

“We are incredibly pleased to welcome John as an Associate member of the Institute. John’s relationship with CIArb is long-standing, and together with his APPG colleagues he has been a strong advocate in Parliament for the value of effective dispute resolution. His attainment of Associate status is a further reflection of his knowledge of and commitment to CIArb, and we are excited to continue working together to influence Government policy and build a vibrant culture of conflict avoidance, management and resolution.”

The article from the last APPG session is available here

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