Welcome to the Scottish Branch of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (CIArb)

With over 13,000 members worldwide, the CIArb is the professional home for dispute resolution, setting global standards for dispute management.

The Scottish Branch of The Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (CIArb) aims to promote the use of arbitration, mediation, adjudication and other alternative means of dispute resolution in Scotland, both domestically and internationally. We consider our website to be central to the achievement of that aim. 

A new dawn for arbitration in Scotland - 10 reasons to consider using arbitration in Scotland.

We explain ten reasons to carefully consider the use of arbitration and the benefits of incorporation of an arbitration clause put into your contracts. Please click here.

Email Us

The Branch's preferred method of communication, both internally and externally, is by email. Our website offers direct access to our Branch Officers. Email any of them direct from this website with any queries you may have about conducting arbitration, adjudication or mediation in Scotland or about joining the CIArb.

Education Events

Ian Tushell is the branch Education Convener. To find out more about courses on offer by the Scottish branch the Education Page provides further information and further guidance notes are also available. You will find additional information at the "Membership" link to the left.

Scottish Short Form Arbitration Rules

The Scottish branch has published short form rules which provide a fast track route to obtaining a binding decision from an arbitrator with limited recourse to the courts. For further information click here.

To Arbitration They Must Go

Click here for a link to the text of the recent Annual lecture by the Right Honorable Lord Hamilton