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Join as an Experienced Practitioner

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This scheme provides experienced arbitrators, construction adjudicators and mediators direct entry into CIArb membership at Fellow level.

Eligibility criteria for Experienced Practitioner Route (EPR)

Applicants must demonstrate the following:

  • A knowledge of law of obligations and evidence at first degree level or recognised equivalent or an understanding of law relevant to your mediation practice or recognised equivalent.
  • A minimum of 10 years of experience in arbitration or construction adjudication, or mediation (in a lead/sole capacity) including settlement agreements, the management of proceedings and attending hearings which have resulted in the publication of a reasoned award or decision.
  • Experience of writing directions and final, reasoned awards or decisions/experience of writing Mediation Agreements/Heads of Agreements/Memoranda of Understanding.

To apply:

Please submit a completed Application Form, either by email or by post to: 

CIArb Member Services
12 Bloomsbury Square
London WC1A 2LP

together with:

  • A schedule of appointments undertaken in the last 10 years, indicating in which capacity i.e. sole arbitrator, tribunal member, counsel , sole mediator or where you have co-mediated as the lead mediator.
  • Copies of at least two pieces of work (see list below) which demonstrates your ability to write the equivalent of a final, reasoned award or decision or the equivalent mediation agreements.
  • Your CV/resumé

List of work recognised

  • judgement
  • published award
  • published decision
  • contribution to published award
  • contribution to published decision