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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 Fifth UK Mediation Skills Competition
for UK Law Students
London 15th to 17th January 2016 at Linklaters LLP

The Worshipful Company of Arbitrators (WCA) is pleased to invite entries for the fifth UK Mediation Skills Competition for law students and trainees and pupils at UK Universities, Law Colleges, Law Schools, Law Firms, Inns of Court and Barristers' Chambers.

Team Members who take part should gain:

Each team should consist of up to four eligible law students, trainees or pupils and a team coach. All law students and trainees and pupils are made welcome; experience has shown that the competition is of particular value and appeal to students of the LPC, the BPTC, the Diploma in Legal Practice and LLMs which include elements of ADR and mediation. The students in each team adopt the role of counsel and client and seek to resolve a commercial dispute working with each other, their counterparty and an experienced mediator. Their performance is evaluated by some of the country's leading dispute resolution specialists, who participate in the Competition as judges.

Team Contacts and Coaches

Each team must register a Team Contact. The Team Contact may also be the Team Coach but this is not essential and the coach may be a different member of the teaching staff, a student or an external person.

Please note that the competition is not open to individual students.

How to Enter

The Rules of the Competition will be those of the ICC International Commercial Mediation Competition 2016, with appropriate modifications. Intending entrants should study the Rules carefully and be aware of the contents, including the eligibility criteria for team members. A registration fee of £150 is payable and, to apply, please complete the accompanying Entry Form and send a scanned copy by email to clerk@arbitratorscompany.org.

We appreciate that teams may require time to select their members and so the names of the team coach and the team members do not need to be included in the entry application.

Download an Application Form

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.