A Guide to Arbitration Award Writing


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This non-membership skills-based e-module is open entry.

Course materials will be made available via CIArb’s virtual learning environment, LearnADR, within 3 working days of booking this course.

The course can be taken by anyone, but will be especially useful for CIArb’s Accelerated Route to Fellowship candidates, Domestic and International Arbitration Module 3 candidates, arbitrators who want a refresher on award writing and senior practitioners developing an arbitration practice.

This course has three key parts: the ‘Technical Draft’, usually written up before the hearing; the ‘Analytical Draft’, usually written up just after the closing statement or post- hearing briefs, and the ‘Final Draft’, usually written up after any submissions on costs and to be published to the institute or parties.
It focuses on developing the main skills needed to understand the technical requirements of writing an award, ensuring a high standard so that it satisfies its purpose.

What are the learning outcomes of the course?

  • Discovering the different types of arbitral award
  • Satisfying all the Technical requirements of the award
  • Learning language skills required to write awards correctly
  • Basic drafting skills
  • Analysing the key component parts of an arbitral award
  • Applying knowledge to a case study/scenario
  • Understanding the principles of the arbitration process leading to the preparation of the Final Award
  • Understanding the importance of procedural history
  • Analysing the facts and legal issues in an arbitration with a view to preparing an award
  • Dealing with costs and interest
  • Understanding the importance of reflecting reasons adequately in an award
  • Understanding relevant domestic arbitration law and Articles II and V of the New York
  • Convention to avoid enforcement problems

The course includes three, interactive learning chapters with each chapter consisting of three units covering the many facets of arbitration award writing. Each chapter has a series of multiple-choice questions, drag and drop activities, a scenario and follow-up questions that allow learners to informally assess their knowledge. There are also videos, which are linked to each unit, and provide learners with a chance to apply their learning. After each interactive exercise, learners will be told what the correct answer is and why, so that they can reflect and deepen their knowledge and understanding of the subject area.

Upon successful completion of the course, candidates will receive a certificate.

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