Ethics and Conflicts of Interest in ADR
The DAS convention has been designed to gather members of the judiciary, together with a distinguished group of ADR experts, to engage in a high-level discussion of selected topics in the areas of arbitration, mediation and construction adjudication.
The convention aims to provide ADR practitioners with a forum to address and discuss practical issues associated with the role performed by dispute resolution professionals.
The convention will explore the various ethical and professional conduct standards that may apply in arbitration, adjudication, and mediation, as well as the impact of those differing standards on various stages of the proceedings and on the array of diverse participants; dispute resolvers, parties, lawyers, witnesses, experts and third-party funders.
Recent case law has highlighted potential weaknesses not only in the standards and guidelines that currently exist, but on the application of those standards and guidelines by their intended users.
The convention will also assess if and how improvements should be made, to ensure we continue to uphold the integrity of the ADR process and maintain parties’ trust in the independence and impartiality of decision makers.