Module 3 - International Arbitration

Module 3- International Arbitration Evidence, Decision Making and Award Writing (Virtual)

Start Date: 8 September 2021 
Attendance Dates: 2 October, 23 October, 20 November 2021
*Assessment Date: 10 December 2021

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What is the aim of the course?

This module provides candidates with the knowledge required to understand and consider evidence, to weigh it up and analyse submissions, arrive at a conclusion and write a final, reasoned and enforceable Arbitration Award in compliance with UNCITRAL Model Law. This course focuses on the processes followed by an Arbitrator in defining the issues that have to be decided by an Award, dealing with the submissions made by the parties, analysing the appropriate law, evaluating the evidence, applying the law to that evidence, arriving at a conclusion and then writing a final, reasoned and enforceable Award.

What are the entry requirements?

To register for the course, candidates must have successfully completed:

  • Successfully passed and completed Module 2, or
  • Have a law degree, and/or legal practice certificate and have successfully passed the CIArb Module 2 online exemption test

What is covered within the syllabus? 

  • Basic Concepts & Types of Evidence
  • The Burden and Standard of Proof
  • Hearsay
  • Privilege
  • Written Evidence and Disclosure of Documents
  • Witnesses
  • Expert Witnesses
  • Introduction: The Purpose of the Award
  • The Need for Plain Language
  • Legal and Substantive Requirements
  • Identifying the Issues for Determination
  • Reasoning and Decision Making
  • Structure of an Award
  • The Form of the Award
  • Publishing the Award

How is the course delivered?

The course is delivered over a period of three months, with a combination of private study and virtual tutorials by CIArb faculty.

How will I be assessed?

Assessment of this course is an award writing exercise. Additional information is provided on the day of the assessment in the form of the Arbitrator’s notebook.

The examination is split into two parts:

  • Stage 1 is sent via email 10 days before the assessment date. This consists of the papers in the case. They are sufficient to enable you to grasp the nature of the case and the likely legal problems. Most of the documents are extracts only. You should consider the recitals you intend to include and the relevant law.
  • Stage 2 will be made available via LearnADR on the assessment date for 5 days from the day of the scheduled exam at 12pm noon London Time. This is the equivalent of the hearing stage. It includes an extract from your (i.e., the arbitrator’s) notebook. Candidates can access the coursework paper/stage 2 at any time within these 5 days, however, they will only have a block window of 48 consecutive hours from the moment they first access the coursework paper/stage 2 in which to complete and submit the assessment, award or decision back onto LearnADR.

What is the course fee and what does it include?

The course fee is £1080 per participant. The fee includes registration on the course and study materials.

*Assessment fee is not included, must be registered and paid for separately.

What is CIArb’s policy on cancellation of courses?

CIArb reserves the right to cancel or change the date. Candidates will be provided with adequate notice of any change. If CIArb has to cancel a course, candidates will be provided with a full refund or the opportunity to transfer their registration to the next course.

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