This assessment is completed via LearnADR, CIArb's online learning platform. Candidates will be given 48 hours within a 5 day window to submit their award online. Candidates must achieve 70% in Part A, Part B and overall to pass the assessment.
Part A: Focuses on the technical merit and counts as 40% towards the overall mark.
Part B: Focuses on the judicial merit and counts as 60% towards the overall mark.
The assessment is split into two stages:
Stage1: 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: This is the equivalent of the hearing stage. It includes an extract from your (i.e. the arbitrator’s) notebook. This records the oral evidence and arguments the arbitrator has heard, as well as any other relevant documents. From the evidence you must make your findings of fact. Different candidates will no doubt make different findings. This is of no consequence, except that it means there are a great many possible answers to the question. When you have made your findings of fact, write the award. It must be a final award as regards the issues you decide.
Stage 1 is sent via email 10 days before the assessment date.
Stage 2 will be made available via LearnADR on the assessment date for 5 days.
If you take this assessment, you may also be interested in the Professional Development course: A Guide to Arbitration Award Writing.
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