All about arbitration at special Faculty conference

27 Feb


ARBITRATION and all its attractions will be showcased at a special one-day conference hosted by the Faculty.

The event, in Edinburgh on Friday, 17 May, is an opportunity to examine the role of arbitration as a tool for dispute resolution, before Scotland welcomes the arbitration world for a major international congress next year.

The conference will have keynote addresses from Ash Denham, MSP, Lord Clark, and James Bridgeman, SC, on topics about arbitration, the courts and civil justice in Scotland. There will be sessions exploring the why and how of arbitration in more detail, including practical tips for those who are looking to arbitrate for the first time.

It will also take a look at possible future developments in arbitration in Scotland and beyond. This will include a preview of the Faculty’s online platform for arbitration.

Finally, there will be a look ahead to May 2020 when the 25th congress of the International Council for Commercial Arbitration (ICCA) takes place in Edinburgh. ICCA is a world-wide organisation devoted to promoting the use and improving the processes of arbitration, and ICCA 2020 Edinburgh will raise the profile of arbitration within Scotland as well as making others aware of the sector in Scotland.

Kenneth Campbell, QC, Chair of the Faculty Dispute Resolution Service (FDRS), said: "There are signs arbitration is increasingly being considered as a dispute resolution tool in Scotland. The Faculty is pleased to host this conference to showcase the work we, along with others, are doing in this area."

For full details and tickets, £150, see here