The Master is delighted to invite members to a reception and dinner at the National Liberal Club on Wednesday 26 May 2021. Members are encouraged to apply early as places are limited. For full details and to reserve your place, please click on the Company Events button in the Members' Area of our website.
On Thursday 26th April 2021 Captain Peter McArthur gave a virtual presentation on the recent blocking of the Suez Canal. The giant 400m-long (1,300ft) container ship Ever Given was wedged across the Suez Canal in Egypt, blocking it for a week before salvage crews freed her on 29th March. The ship is expected to make her way to a port in the UK once released by the Egyptian authorities who are demanding $916m in damages. The vessel is currently anchored in the Bitter Lakes. The...
This highly successful and well-attended seminar was chaired by the Master, Margaret Bickford-Smith QC. You can read more about it here: Adjudication Seminar Wednesday 10th March 2021.
MARCH 17TH 2021 HAPPY ANNIVERSARY! On March 17th 1981 the creation of the Worshipful Company was approved by Resolution of the Court of Aldermen of the City of London at Guildhall. The first Court Meeting was held on 2nd April, and on 21st July 1981 Letters Patent under Mayoral seal were issued. The Company thereby became the 93rd in the List of Livery Companies of the City of London. Its co-founders were John Phillips CBE QC, the Inaugural Master, Clifford Clark TD, the second Master,...
Past Master Professor John Uff CBE QC has written in memory of Bertie Vigrass OBE on behalf of the Company. You can read his tribute to one of the most remarkable men in the history of arbitration, here: Tribute to Bertie Vigrass
On 11th January 2021 Karin Walker and Suzanne Kingston, both members of the Company, presented a virtual seminar on “Mediation – working together and learning from each other”. You can read about it here.
The Company has been delighted to read news of HMS Mersey’s impressive start to 2021 on the website of the Royal Navy. You can read the report here.
Senior Warden Martyn Bradish introduced our most recent awards to service affiliates, as follows. You can read about the awards by clicking on the links on our affiliate pages. "Sitting at our computers across the UK and beyond, it is easy to forget what our affiliates do on behalf of our country. We are indeed fortunate to be affiliated with units in the Royal Navy, HMS Mersey, The Army, 13 Company of the Greater London Army Cadet Force, South West Sector and The Royal Air...
If COVID restrictions permit, we are hoping to host the following events, among others, in 2021. Further details will follow as soon as we can confirm them. United Guilds Service, St Paul's Cathedral, 21st May 2021 Master's Lecture, 6th July 2021
The Worshipful Company of Arbitrators is proud to support Saracens High School. You can read more about our association with the school here.