For a dispute to be referred to mediation either both parties will be in agreement for the matter to be referred to mediation with CIArb or there will need to have been a mediation clause in a contract between the parties that names CIArb or the President of CIArb as the appointing body in any dispute under the contract.
If the application is unilateral, we will need to see a copy of the contract/written agreement between the parites before we can proceed with the appointment of an mediator.
Presidential Appointments process
The Presidential Appointments process is one whereby requests are received by CIArb from parties requiring an arbitrator, mediator or adjudicator to be appointed.
The party is likely to have had a dispute resolution contract clause that nominates the President of CIArb to appoint (as appropriate to the clause) an arbitrator, mediator or adjudicator.
The President makes a selection from the most qualified and suitable members of the Presidential Panel for the job.
Suitably qualified and experienced members of the Institute are eligible to apply to join these Panels.
To apply, please complete the Request for the Appointment of a Mediator form.
3-Name Suggestion Service
If the parties wish to agree or nominate a mediator themselves, we can suggest the names of three suitable mediators.
To apply, please complete the Request for three names of Mediators form.
How much does it cost?
- The fee to appoint a mediator is £600 (inc VAT).
- The fee for suggesting 3 suitable mediators is £120 (inc VAT).
The Request forms provide full details and methods of payment.