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About CIArb

CIArb is an international centre of excellence for the practice and profession of alternative dispute resolution (ADR).

Our growing membership of 15,000 is based across 133 countries and supported by an international network of 39 branches.

CIArb provides education and training for arbitrators, mediators and adjudicators. It also acts as a global hub for practitioners, policy makers, academics and those in business, supporting the global promotion, facilitation and development of all ADR methods.

CIArb offers a range of resources including guidance, support, advice, networking and promotional opportunities, as well as facilities for hearings, meetings and other events.

It is a not-for-profit, UK registered charity.

Through international communications programme, CIArb seeks to promote greater understanding and use of alternative dispute resolution methods.

CIArb works closely with professional organisations throughout the world and involves its local members heavily in its projects and activities.

As a professional Chartered Institute, CIArb offers a range of education and vocational training courses and qualifications - from introductory to advanced levels - in the various disciplines of dispute resolution, including arbitration, mediation, and construction adjudication.

CIArb's range of world-respected qualifications cover the major disciplines in the field, providing public recognition of expertise in dispute resolution. As part of its ongoing commitment to ensuring quality dispute resolution, CIArb develops and publishes a variety of standards and guidelines based upon the latest thinking from leading practitioners.

CIArb runs a calendar of Continuous Professional Development (CPD) events, often attracting top-flight speakers from the profession.

Membership of the Institute can be gained through qualification or experience routes.

As the foremost professional body for dispute resolution, CIArb seeks to advance and promote research, academic thought and new professional policy and practices concerning dispute resolution as a Learned Society. It works closely with academic institutions and other professional bodies across the world.

CIArb provides a wealth of professional information and guidance to support the professional work of its members and also helps users of dispute resolution methods.

Legal Services and information includes articles, case law, regulations, professional guidelines and model clauses.

Members can visit the Maughan Library in London, which now hosts the CIArb back library, and access an online bookshop with dispute resolution titles available at discounted prices.

A range of stylish and well-equipped rooms are available at CIArb's central London office in Bloomsbury Square. Rooms are available for holding arbitration and mediations or for private meetings and functions.

CIArb's network of regional branches and chapters across the world offers members a valuable global network of other like-minded professionals to share views and experiences with.

CIArb and its branches organise regular seminars, lectures and social meetings which address topical issues in dispute resolution and allow members - and often non-members - to come together.

The Institute offers a range of membership services and benefits.

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