Bermuda Arbitration and Mediation Services

Welcome to the Bermuda branch. The Branch has been in existence since 1996 and is active in encouraging and promoting the use of Arbitration and Mediation as an alternative to traditional litigation as the means for resolving disputes.

The Bermuda branch Chairman is Ben Adamson. Ben kicked off the year with a “Step Into Spring Social” event held in March at the Royal Bermuda Yacht Club (RBYC). Approximately 60 active and hopefully soon to be future members were in attendance. Further engaging events such as this as well as information sessions and training opportunities are already in the planning stages with details soon to appear on our event calendar.

The Branch operates an appointments scheme for use by any party who wishes to have an Arbitrator or Mediator, knowledgeable about the process and who will ensure that the appointment is carried out in a scrupulously fair manner in accordance with established rules appointed by a neutral body. The person chosen will be the one that the Appointments’ Committee considers to have the most suitable credentials for the nature of the dispute. Suitable neutral comfortable locations are used throughout the City of Hamilton which includes the Bermuda Commercial Court and beyond, extending to other areas on the island.

Anyone interested in exploring Arbitration or Mediation to resolve a dispute is asked to contact our organizational secretary, Mrs. Annwen Stirling, on Tel + 1 441 295 4540 or via temporary email Ben Adamson may be contacted via Tel +1 441 298 7824 or via email Bermuda time is one hour ahead of New York and 4 hours behind London.

To date, the following linked Rules have been implemented by the Bermuda branch:   

Mediation & Arbitration Rules:

  1. CIArb Arbitration Rules - Bermuda (in force 14 May 2019)
  2. CIArb Expedited Arbitration Rules - Bermuda (May 2019)
  3. CIArb Family Law Financial Scheme Rules - Bermuda (May 2019)
  4. CIArb Cost-Controlled Expedited Arbitration Rules (CCEA) - Bermuda (May 2019)

The above information may be subject to change from time to time.

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