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Two Travelling Scholarships in Private Dispute Resolution - Dubai 2016

The Worshipful Company of Arbitrators invites expressions of interest in two Travelling Scholarships in Private Dispute Resolution (Arbitration, Mediation, Adjudication), each to be taken up for 4 weeks in Dubai in March/April 2016.

These two Travelling Scholarships, each worth £5,000, will include flights, accommodation, an allowance for subsistence and health/travel insurance. The Scholarships are to be funded by the Charitable Trust of the Worshipful Company of Arbitrators.

We are looking for exceptional candidates, who will typically be at a post-experience stage, with at least a first degree and probably a professional qualification as a lawyer, engineer, quantity surveyor, accountant or similar. A keen interest in and passion for private dispute resolution is important. You may well have already embarked on formal training as an arbitrator, mediator or adjudicator. Excellent report writing skills are essential, as are integrity and the ability to respect confidentiality.

The Scholarships will each include travel to Dubai, visiting and working with local administering institutions and law firms and claims consultants. This will involve shadowing party representatives in dispute resolution. It may also involve time as a Third Party Neutral's Marshall or Clerk.

The successful two candidates will each be required to produce a Report on a relevant private dispute resolution topic, focusing on the relative positions of Dubai and London in the area of international dispute resolution. It is intended that the Report will be published, with credit to the author, and the Worshipful Company of Arbitrators will have the freedom to publish.

For further information on the Worshipful Company of Arbitrators, please visit www.arbitratorscompany.org.

Please send expressions of interest via email to: juff@keatingchambers.com, setting out your qualifications and experience, personal details and location and names and email contact for two referees; also in up to 150 words, why you consider we should select you.

Applications should be received by 11 December 2015.

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.

The WCA Annual Dispute Resolution Symposium

'Achieving Lift-Off in your Dispute Resolution Practice'

1 December 2015
Keating Chambers, 15 Essex Street, London WC2R 3AA
17.00 - 19.00 hrs, followed by drinks and nibbles
Cost: £85.00 per head (all monies to the Charitable Trust of the Worshipful Company of Arbitrators: free for Panelists!)

Format: • 4 panels of 3 speakers each, for 30 minutes each Panel
• Interactive 'Tylney Hall Format'- attendees will have the opportunity to submit questions
to the panels in advance.
Moderator: Finola O'Farrell, QC
1. Arbitral Institutions
   a. ICC and ICC UK - TBA
   b. CIArb - Anthony Abrahams/Keisha Williams
   c. LCIA - Wing Shek, Counsel
2. Mediation and Pupillage
   a. CEDR - John Munton
   b. The WCA Pupillage Scheme - Dr Chris McArdle
   c. The Academy of Experts - Nicola Cohen
3. International Arbitration
   a. Professor Doug Jones - International Arbitrator
   b. What Counsel Advises re: Arbitrators
   - Finola O'Farrell QC, Keating Chambers
   c. The Solicitors' Perspective - Whom to appoint as Arbitrator?
   - Jeremy Winter, independent arbitrator (Ex-Baker & McKenzie)
4. Other Forms of Dispute Resolution - Dispute Boards and Adjudication and Civil Law
   a. Dispute Boards - John Papworth, DRBF
   b. Adjudication - Tony Harris, Arbrix - How to Get Appointments
   c. The Civil Law Perspective - Daniel Greineder, Python & Peter (Geneva),
   and Peter & Partners from 1 Jan. 2016. Arbitration practitioner.
Vote of Thanks: Michael Goodridge, the Master of the Worshipful Company of Arbitrators

Save the date to attend and learn from this stellar cast of International Dispute Resolution Practitioners and key personnel from administering institutions.

Elinor Pritchard

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Carol Service at St Mary Le Bow with City of London Solicitors and The Worshipful Company of Paviors

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Thursday 17 December 2015
18.45 with refreshments from 19.30
St Mary Le Bow
Carol Service and refreshments - £25 per person
Carol Service only, no charge - admission is free

This year we will be holding a joint Carol Service with the City of London Solicitors and the Worshipful Company of Paviors, and the Master very much hopes you will join him for what promises to be a very convivial evening.

The Service will start at 6.45pm, and will be followed by drinks and canapés at the Church, the cost of which will be £25. If you wish to come to the Service and not stay for the refreshments, there is of course no charge, but please still let us know if you plan to attend, to help us keep track of numbers.

Our Christmas raffle will be held after the service.

Place Booking

Elinor Pritchard

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.