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CIArb acts in the public interest to help promote and develop alternative dispute resolution (ADR) globally, and make its voice heard.

We advise governments in the UK, Europe and worldwide in order to raise public awareness of ADR approaches and their benefits over costly and time-consuming court processes.  Through various campaigns, our aim is also to engage with members and bodies across business communities to further the ADR agenda.

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Upcoming Policy Events

The UK Party Conferences are a unique opportunity to engage directly with the politicians shaping public policy. This year, CIArb will be at the Labour and Conservative conferences in Liverpool and Birmingham respectively. 




When: Tuesday 25 September

Where: CC Liverpool, Hall 2H, Room 1 (please note this is inside the secure zone and attendees will require a conference pass)

Speakers: Chi Onwurah MP (Shadow Industrial Strategy Minister)
Roberta Blackman-Woods MP (Shadow Planning Minister)
Lewis Johnston (Head of Policy, Public Affairs and Research, CIArb)
Gary Kitt (UK Head of Contract Solutions and Partner, Arcadis)

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When: Monday 1 October

Where: Wedgewood Room, Novotel Birmingham Centre, 70 Broad Street, Birmingham B1 2HT

Speakers: John Howell MP (Chair, APPG for ADR)
Anthony Abrahams (Director-General, CIArb)
Mary Levy (Partner and Head of International Arbitration, Allen & Overy)

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