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EVENTS

Attendance at CIArb London Branch seminars is free unless otherwise indicated but places must be booked in advance by emailing elinor@thevirtualpartnership.co.uk


CIArb London Branch Events

Thursday 11 September 2014 6pm for 6.30 pm

Africa & Arbitration: Predicting the future through historical lenses (10th Annual Joint Seminar with the LCIA)

Speakers: Edwin Glasgow QC, CBE (39 Essex St); Jeremy Gauntlett SC (Brick Court); Duncan Bagshaw (LCIA-MIAC), Kamal Shah (SH), Njeri Kariuki (Advocate)
Chair: Dr Emilia Onyema

Venue: Stephenson Harwood, 1 Finsbury Circus, London EC2M 7SH

Thursday 16 October 2014 6pm for 6.30 pm

The challenge and disqualification of arbitrators in commercial and investment arbitration

Speakers include Karel Daele
Chair: Margaret Bickford-Smith QC

Venue: Mishcon de Reya, Summit House, 12 Red Lion Square, London WC1R 4QD

Wednesday 26 November 2014 6pm for 6.30 pm

Family Finance Arbitration (A joint event with FFA)

Venue: Charles Russell, 5 Fleet Place, London EC4M 7RD

And, in case you missed it, here is a brief note of the recent Mediation Symposium on Employment Mediation:

On Wednesday 2 July 2014, the London Branch held its 11th annual mediation seminar entitled “Mediation in Employment Fraud – the new regime”, once again generously hosted by Clyde and Co. The meeting was chaired by the Branch Chair, Margaret Bickford-Smith QC.   An expert panel comprising of three eminent speakers looked at employment dispute resolution since the introduction of early conciliation in April this year. Speakers were Judge Brian Doyle, the President of Employment Tribunals in England and Wales, Naomi Ellenbogen QC, an accredited and experienced mediator and joint head of Littleton Chambers; and Paul Newdick CBE QC (Hons) a consultant at Clyde & Co and also an experienced accredited mediator.   Judge Brian Doyle, reminded us that new fees for tribunals had already led to a dramatic fall in hearings. He detailed the various “pinch points” in the pre- tribunal hearing protocol where the parties might be encouraged or ordered to apply ADR; but noted that some of those proceeding through early conciliation simply intended to extend the limitation period rather than to reach a settlement before trial. Another avenue open to those heading for the employment tribunal was Judicial Mediation. Whilst this now covered all cases (in the past discrimination only) it was less popular since fees had been introduced. Naomi Ellenbogen QC, from employment specialists Littleton Chambers, reminded us that emotion was often high in employment cases because work was such an important part of life.

PAPERS

RENEWABLE ENERGY & ADR Slides from this seminar of March 2014

ARBITRATION IN AFRICA (2013) Slides from presentations by Dr Emilia Onyema, Dr Stuart Dutson & Mahnaz Malik

ADR IN TRUST & ESTATE DISPUTES  All the slides & Toby Grahams paper from this sell out Seminar (March 2013)

EXPERT DETERMINATION  All the presentations from the Februrary 2012 Seminar

ARBITRATION & INSURANCE Oct 2011 Seminar papers

THE ART OF MEDIATION: Paul Rose

ANNUAL DINNER: KEYNOTE SPEECHES: The Rt Hon. Lord Justice Jackson & Commander David Johnston (Hostage negotiation)

ADR- A THREAT TO ARBITRATION? The Rt. Hon. Lord Justice Moore-Bick's thought provoking presentation to London Branch's 2008 AGM.

PAPERS FROM THE ANNUAL MEDIATION SEMINARS & THE ANNUAL JOINT SEMINARS WITH THE LCIA

ARBITRATION IN INDIA & IN AFRICA

MEDIATING EMPLOYMENT DISPUTES

ADR & FINANCE

EXPERT EVIDENCE & EXPERT DETERMINATION

PROPERTY ARBITRATION & RENT REVIEWS

WHITHER COMMERCIAL ARBITRATION?

NB: All papers on this website are copyright and should not be reproduced without the permission of the author.

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