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CIArb's International ADR Conference: ADR - the International Dimension

Radisson Blu Hotel, Edinburgh | 15 November 2012 - 15 November 2012


This event has now taken place.

In this section you will find informaiton on the Conference programme, speakers, venue, hotel accommodation, tickets, and how to book online.

The Conference theme is ADR and the programme brings together a wide range of interesting topics presented by leading practitioners in the field of ADR from across the world.


(subject to change)

Registration08.30 - 09.00
Welcome and LogisticsLen Bunton FCIArb, Joint Conference Director, CIArb Scottish Branch Past Chairman09.00 - 09.10
Morning Session
Opening the ConferenceJohn Hunter MCIArb, CIArb Scottish Branch Chairman09.10 - 09.20
Morning Session Chairman - Introduces ProgrammeBrandon Nolan MCIArb, CIArb Scottish Branch, Branch Past Chairman09.20 - 09.25
Key Note Speaker The Courts and the Arbitration [Scotland] Act 2010The Hon Lord Glennie. Senator of the College of Justice09.25 - 10.00
The Arbitration [Scotland] Act 2010 in an international contextHew R Dundas FICArb, Past President CIArb10.00 - 10.45
Break10.40 - 11.15
Trends in International ArbitrationProfessor Philip Capper FCIArb11.15 - 12.00
QA12.00 - 12.15
Lunch12.15 - 13.30
Afternoon Session
Afternoon Session Chairman - Introduces the ProgrammeIan Trushell FCIArb, Joint Conference Director, CIArb Scottish Branch, Past Chairman13.30 - 13.40
The Relevance of CIArb in the Arbitration WorldJeffrey Elkinson FCIArb , The President, CIArb13.40 - 14.00
Expert Determination: a Comparison with Arbitration in Scotland, England and Wales, and other European JurisdictionsA discussion session chaired by Wolf Von Kumberg FCIArb, with Clive Freedman FCIArb, Shawn Conway FCIArb, and Brandon Malone MCIArb14.00 - 14.45
Break14.45 - 15.15
Optional Sessions
The ICC Arbitration Rules 2011Ronnie King, Partner, Ashursts LLP15.15 - 15.45
Adjudication - The UK and the Australian ExperienceTBC, John Wakefield FCIArb, Australian Branch, Janey Milligan FCIArb, CDR15.15 - 15.45
Procedural Issues - problems for the parties (a) issues for the parties not for the Tribunal - the Tribunal need simply decide them one way or another; or (b) matters which could lead the Tribunal to a serious irregularityDavid Brynmor Thomas MCIArb, 39 Essex Street15.45 - 16.30
Dispute Boards in major projects - Olympic medal winner or expensive fashion accessory? Examining the track of Dispute Boards in avoiding and resolving disputes in major international and domestic construction projectsTBC15.45 - 16.30
Mediation - the Public and Private Sectors - the Scottish Experience and the European ExperienceJohn Sturrock QC MCIArb16.30 - 17.15
Vote of thanks and Conference closeJohn Hunter MCIArb, Scottish Branch Chairman17.15


CPD Points

4 CPD points will be awarded at the Conference.

Conference Venue

Radisson Blu Hotel, located on the Royal Mile, High Street, Edinburgh, Scotland

Conference Tickets

Conference Only£120 (inc. VAT)
Combined Conference & Dinner£220 (inc. VAT)

Dinner Tickets

For further information on the Conference Dinner and to book please visit the separate web page.

Dinner Place (1 person)£100 (inc. VAT)
Dinner table of ten£1000 (inc. VAT)

Hotel Accommodation

Special conference rates have been negotiated with the Radisson Blu Hotel. Delegates will be able to book accommodation directly with the Conference Hotel for the evening prior to the day of the Conference and on the evening of the Conference. Please quote the following code: ARB121112.

Reservations office - 0131 473 6590

Opening Hours
Monday to Friday - 8am to 6pm
Saturday - 9 to 5pm
Sunday - Closed

To Book

To book on to the Conference please contact Helen Chowaniec.

Further Information

For further information on the Dinner please contact the Joint Conference Chair Len Bunton