13 Sep 2023Short Form v Long Haul: Arbitration and adjudication new stablemates?
The dispute landscape has changed significantly since the millennium. Post-COVID, further changes have been signalled within the UK. Following a consultation launched last year by the Ministry of Justice, the Government has committed to fully integrate mediation as a key step in the court process for small civil claims valued up to £10,000 (25 July 2023). The Law Commission published its final report on the review of the Arbitration Act 1996 (5 September 2023) following two consultations. Further, the UK has become a signatory of the Singapore Convention on Mediation (3 May 2023).
07 Sep 2023Ciarb Young Members Group writing competition 2023
Ciarb is pleased to invite professional members aged 40 years and under to participate in the Ciarb Young Members Group (YMG) 2023 writing competition. The submission deadline is 3 November 2023.
08 Aug 2023Ciarb intervenes in Supreme Court matter in Brazil concerning arbitrators’ duty to disclose
In June 2023, the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (Ciarb) and its Brazil Branch submitted to Brazil’s Supreme Court an application to intervene and an amicus brief in ADPF 1050, a constitutional matter concerning arbitrators’ duty to disclose.
The resolution of this matter holds significant importance for the proper functioning and development of arbitration in Brazil. Its outcome may have a direct impact on numerous past, present, and future arbitral awards, and related judicial proceedings. Indirectly, it could influence the behaviour of parties and arbitrators in arbitration proceedings. As Brazil has adopted a monistic arbitration law, this case could have ramifications not only for Brazilian-seated arbitrations but also for foreign awards seeking recognition and enforcement in Brazil.
04 Aug 2023Dispute Resolution in International Construction Contracts
Nicos Elia, Chair of Ciarb Cyprus Branch, reports on key takeaways from the Branch conference
25 Jul 2023UK Government responds to 2022 mediation consultation
All small claims in the County Court under the value of £10,000 will be referred to mediation