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The Master's Lecture 2015

The event took place on 18 May hosted by Herbert Smith Freehills and attended by a large audience of members and guests.

This year's lecturer was Dr Jackie van Hof the new DG of the London Court of International Arbitration who spoke of the Current position of the LCIA in the world of international arbitration and her plans for the future. The lecture covered the role of Institutions in relation to internal and external challenges; the position of arbitrators and their selection; the function of Tribunal secretaries, and the role and duties of advocates particularly in relation to the new LCIA Rules.

Download the lecture notes

Tony Scott

Former Court Assistant Tony Scott FCIArb (admitted to the Livery on 10th February 2000) passed away on 5th May 2015 after a long and tough battle with cancer; he was 82. He had been a giant in the worlds of GAFTA and FOSFA, inter alia serving on the GAFTA Appeal Board for 40 years, being an Honorary Life Vice President of FOSFA, a Member of the Baltic Exchange for 41 years and a Full Member of the LMAA for nearly 30 years. He had been signatory to >3,000 awards. He had generously donated the Court Assistants’ badges to the Company.

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London students meet the Lord Mayor at Livery Showcase event

Students attending the 3rd Livery Showcase Event at Barber-Surgeons’ Hall on 4 March met the Lord Mayor and his Sheriffs as 29 Livery Companies of the City of London enthralled them with an impressive range of career opportunities in the trades, industries and professions they represent.

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The City of London has long been an international centre for Arbitration and dispute resolution. The Masters of the early Guilds, the forerunners of today's Livery Companies, often acted as arbitrators in disputes between guild members and between those members and their customers.

On Tuesday 6 October 2015 at 7.00 for 7.15, a Charity Concert will be held in the Great Chamber of the former Carthusian Monastery of Charterhouse in the Historic Great Chamber in which both Elizabeth I in 1558 and James I in 1603 held their Council Meetings

The concert will be given by renowned soloists who will perform two of Mozart’s great works for piano and strings:

Piano Concerto No 12 K414 in A major
arranged for piano and string quartet


Piano Quartet in G minor K478

Space will be limited and tickets for admission, to include a wine and canapé reception, priced at £30 will be available from the Worshipful Company of Arbitrators. In addition, a donation to the Company’s Charitable Trust is requested for which both tax relief and gift aid will be available.

Booking details

The Concert is open to non-members of the Company who would be most welcome.

Place Booking

The musicians will be performing without fee in aid of the Charitable Trust.

Joint Livery Company Dinner

Tuesday 15 September
7:15pm for 8:00pm
Plaisterers’ Hall, London, EC2Y 5JU
Cost £125.00 per person

To complete the Centenary celebrations the Chartered
Institute of Arbitrators will be holding a formal Joint Livery Company Dinner with:

The Worshipful Company of Arbitrators
The Worshipful Company of Chartered Architects
The Worshipful Company of Constructors
The Worshipful Company of Solicitors of the City of London
The Worshipful Company of Chartered Surveyors

The dinner will be held at the prestigious Plaisterers’ Hall in Central London and attendees are very welcome to purchase tickets for partners and guests.

This is an opportunity for Institute members to engage with those from other organisations that share the Institute’s commitment to arbitration and private dispute resolution, to mark its first 100 years.

The dress code for the dinner is Black Tie and Decorations, we hope to see an excellent turnout for this very special event in the Institute’s Centenary Calendar.

Please purchase your tickets as soon as possible, they are available on a first come, first served basis.

To purchase tickets or view further details about the dinner, the order of proceedings and guests of honour visit www.cceventslive.com.

The Worshipful Company of Arbitrators

The Worshipful Company of Arbitrators seeks to foster the professions of arbitration, mediation and other forms of private dispute resolution as a collegiate forum for practitioners and proponents. We aim to support the Lord Mayor, the Sheriffs and the Aldermen in the development of UK business and in the promotion of London and the UK as a centre for the provision of private dispute resolution services and as a source of advice and guidance internationally. There is an Annual Lecture held in the City and a Pupillage Scheme provides assistance to aspiring arbitrators. We are members of the Financial Services Group of modern Livery Companies through which we provide active support to the Lord Mayor in their role as ambassador for UK trade and commerce.

Through its Charity the Company provides support in the education of students in the fields of arbitration and other related forms of dispute resolution; a number of grants and bursaries are given every year.