CIArb News

CIArb confirmed as a registered provider for new Fixed-Fee Mediation Scheme

09 Oct 2020

The Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (CIArb) has been confirmed as a registered provider on the new Civil Mediation Council (CMC) Fixed-Fee Mediation Scheme (FFMS). The Scheme allows members of the public with claims of less than £50,000 to find a mediator on a fixed-fee, fixed-time basis, with fees set on a sliding scale - depending on the value of the claim.

As a registered provider, CIArb will direct parties to CIArb-qualified mediators who will deal with the dispute in accordance with the scheme guidelines. How the mediation is conducted is to be decided by the individual mediator, although the service is expected to be delivered remotely in line with the low-cost, low-disruption ethos behind it.

CIArb’s Director-General Catherine Dixon said:

“Mediation is a vital component of the suite of ADR mechanisms provided by CIArb members, and we are delighted to be a part of this new service for lower value disputes. Together with the CIArb/CEDR Pandemic Business Dispute Resolution Service aimed at parties facing COVID-19-related disputes, our involvement in this scheme underlines our commitment to ensuring access to redress for all parties, big or small, and allowing as many people as possible to make use of the expertise of CIArb members.”

11 Jun 2021

Roebuck Lecture 2021 with Judge Joyce Aluoch

On 10 June 2021, CIArb's Roebuck Lecture took place online focusing on the theme of 'The impact of Singapore Mediation Convention, both on mediation and arbitration' and was delivered by the Hon. Lady Justice Joyce Aluoch EBS CBS MCIArb.

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07 Jun 2021

Branch Focus - Singapore Branch

CIArb’s Singapore Branch is home to 488 members, including many of the region’s leading lights. Originally a Chapter of the East Asia Branch, the Singapore Branch was approved as a Branch in its own right in May 2009.

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02 Jun 2021

Thoughts on the Singapore Convention, the commitment dilemma and access to justice

All of us who have ever been involved in disputes will remember the effort, worry, financial and opportunity cost involved.

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