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29 November 2021

Nudging Towards a Greener Future in Arbitration

It is now almost universally accepted that human activity has caused climate change and behavioural changes are an essential mitigation measure. The recent United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP26), which took place from 31 October to 13 November 2021, has produced the “Glasgow Climate Pact”, which has been described as neither a triumph nor a train wreck.

26 November 2021

CIArb Guidelines on jurisdictional challenges: a practical perspective and its relevance for Brazilian domestic arbitrations

The CIArb has a series of guidelines related to arbitration, which serve to promote harmony and uniformity in the practice of these proceedings. Overall, there are 13 guidelines, which deal with several subjects and provide valuable guidance to the players of arbitration.

23 November 2021

What do changes in the qualification process for solicitors in England and Wales mean for me?

One legal profession in part of one small island is changing its qualification process: so what? The answer is, I think, in understanding what opportunities it might give to existing CIArb members and their colleagues.

12 November 2021

Adjudication: Beyond construction

Mandatory adjudication for disputes arising out of construction contracts was introduced in 1996 by statute , (‘The Act’). The Act was backed by regulations in the Scheme  which contained adjudication (and payment) provisions that would be incorporated into construction contracts that did not comply with the Act.