*** Please note that this event has been postponed. We apologise for the inconvenience caused and we will look to re-schedule the event as soon as reasonably practicable.***
Now in its second year, CIArb's annual flagship event celebrating International Women's Day, jointly organised in 2020 with Arcadis invites you to join for an evening of talk and networking. Conversations surrounding challenges women in law/ADR face, will be followed by a drinks reception.
This year's lecture will be delivered by Kim Franklin QC C.Arb FCIArb.
Programme* 17:45 - Registration and refreshments 18:30 - Welcome address by Jilly Lawrence, Arcadis LLP 18:45 - International Women’s Day Lecture: "Diversity in ADR – How to be a Difficult Woman" by Kim Franklin QC C.Arb FCIArb 19:25 - Q&A session 19:35 - Closing remarks by Lucy Greenwood C.Arb FCIArb, Chartered Institute of Arbitrators, followed by drinks reception
*Please note that this programme is subject to change.
Cost: Attendance to this event is free of charge for CIArb members and non-members, but pre-registration is required.
Kim is a specialist international lawyer, in the construction, engineering and infrastructure sectors, focussing on the resolution of disputes arising from complex projects in international arbitration. She acts as counsel in the UK Construction and Appeal Courts, including the Privy Council (Supreme Court) and in the Caribbean.
Kim has conducted numerous ICC and DIAC arbitrations in the UK, the UAE and GCC countries. She acts as party appointed arbitrator and Tribunal Chair and also acts as Construction Adjudicator for complex UK disputes.
Appointed Queen’s Counsel in 2016, Kim has a flair for technically complex, document-heavy disputes, often involving project delay. She has sound strategic judgment and is popular with clients. She speaks at international conferences including the Superyacht Design Symposia, and has a keen interest in superyacht procurement.
Kim Franklin QC is an accredited Construction Adjudicator with TecSA, TECBAR, CIArb and the RIBA. She specialises in complex disputes, often working with other expert disciplines.
As a Chartered Arbitrator, she is appointed as party-representative and chair for domestic and international arbitrations including ICC, DIAC and ad hoc appointments.
Lucy Greenwood is an independent international arbitrator specializing in commercial and investment disputes. She has over 20 years of experience in commercial and investment treaty arbitrations in a wealth of different industries and has acted as counsel or arbitrator in more than 60 arbitrations. She is highly regarded for her prompt, efficient resolution of disputes and active case management of arbitrations and is recognized in Who's Who Arbitration, Legal 500 and Global Arbitration Review. She is a Chartered Arbitrator, a Texas attorney and a Solicitor of the Supreme Court of England and Wales.
Jilly Lawrence is Arcadis General Counsel (UK), joining the business in October 2019. Arcadis’s commitment to inclusion and diversity was one of the pull factors when making the decision to join the business, as well as opportunities to influence Arcadis performance on compliance and legal matters in the UK, and connecting with legal experts across the wider Arcadis family.
With fresh perspectives and a wealth of career experience, Jilly is combining her legal and management skills gained from her time in the engineering sector and the gaming and gambling sector to assist Arcadis to re-imagine how traditional professional and engineering services can be adapted for a digital and data driven future. Prior to joining Arcadis Jilly led Atkins Legal team in the UK and Europe for 12 years as a board level in-house lawyer. As Legal Vice President and Deputy General Counsel for International Game Technology business, a leading digital gaming provider, Jilly absorbed an alternative.
Jilly is passionate about lawyers expanding their skillset and mindset beyond the core traditional to re-define “value” and offer customer experience to clients. She sees the legal profession needing to invest more widely in traditional consultancy and non-core legal skillsets such as business analysis, design thinking, process mapping, project management and UX as she believes that it is these things combined with legal skills that will problem solve more creatively and collaboratively going forward.
Jilly is acutely aware that the engineering industry and the legal industry have significant, and sometimes similar, challenges in retaining women at senior levels. With no easy answers or quick fixes, she is clear that equality it taking too long and requires us all to work together to work on the diversity problem to move the dial.