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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.

The WCA Annual Dispute Resolution Symposium – Thursday 26 October 2017

'Starting as an Arbitrator: how to do it'

Time: 17.00 – 19.00 hrs, followed by drinks and nibbles

Venue: Keating Chambers, 15 Essex Street, London WC2R 3AA.+44(0) 207 544 2600

Price: £35.00 per head (all monies to the Charitable Trust of the Worshipful Company of Arbitrators: free for speakers)


Moderator: Dr Robert Gaitskell Q.C.

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Master's Weekend in Dartmouth

Thank you to all our guests who joined us for the Master's weekend in the lovely Devon town of Dartmouth. For the full report please click here.

The Master's Ridgeway Walk

Our last walk will take place on Saturday 21st October from Wigginton to Ivinghoe Beacon. We will (hopefully) be arriving at The Greyhound Inn in Wigginton to celebrate around 1.30pm. If you would like to join us on the walk and/or for lunch at The Greyhound please email the Master matt@matthewbastone.org.uk.

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.