2020’s Mediation Skills Competition

The Worshipful Company of Arbitrators’ UK Mediation Skills Competition was a great success again this year. The prestigious event, the seventh of its type, was held at the International Dispute Resolution Centre in London over the weekend of 24th to 26th January 2020. It was open to law students, trainees and pupils from UK universities and colleges, law schools, law firms, inns of court and barristers’ chambers. Teams were fielded by Kings Chambers, 39 Essex, Falcon Chambers, Linklaters, Osborne Clarke, TLT, University of West England, London Metropolitan and the Law School of...

By: | January 28, 2020 | Uncategorized

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News from Saracens School

The Worshipful Company of Arbitrators is delighted to support Saracens High School in London NW9. We have received the following update from them. You can read more about Saracens MAT here: Saracens School; and about our support for them here: https://www.arbitratorscompany.org/education-pupillage/saracens-high-school/. “The recent events at Saracens Rugby Club and their relegation from the Premiership at the end of this season because of 'Salary Cap' breaches is a sad outcome for the club but has not impacted on the Saracens High School progress. The DFE has...

By: | January 24, 2020 | Uncategorized

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Team Up newsletter

You can read Team Up's Spring newsletter here: Team Up Newsletter June 2019. Our charitable donation will have helped Team Up to deliver their successful Spring programme of tuition and homework support in Maths and English in schools in underprivileged areas of Lambeth and Southwark. If any member of the Company would like to volunteer for mentoring of the young tutors who help to deliver these programmes, they are welcome to contact Liveryman David Steward. The mentoring is hugely valuable to the tutor and very...

By: | June 18, 2019 | Uncategorized

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Jailed and Bailed – for Charity!

FROM THE MASTER THE RT HON SIR GARY HICKINBOTTOM JAILED & BAILED APPEAL 1ST JULY 2019 Dear Liverymen and Freemen In support of British Red Cross – The Jailed & Bailed Event That it should come to this! On the 1st July 2019, following a false accusation of the most grevious nature I have been summoned to the Old Bailey, alongside several Masters of other livery companies, to answer to these trumped up and false charges!! As you can imagine, this is particularly embarrassing for...

By: | June 13, 2019 | Uncategorized

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WCA and Keating Chambers host another successful symposium

On November 27 2018, the Worshipful Company of Arbitrators and Keating Chambers hosted their annual symposium, aimed at newly qualified and aspiring dispute resolvers. The symposium offers guidance to those starting out in their careers on how to get those first few elusive appointments and how to make their presence known in an increasingly competitive market. This year's symposium brought together leading practitioners such as Professor John Uff QC and Dr Robert Gaitskell QC, who gave informative and amusing presentations on the nature of our...

By: | November 29, 2018 | Uncategorized

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Past Master Vicky Russell chairs Livery Committee

We are delighted that Past Master Vicky Russell has been elected Chair of the Livery Committee. This is a very important role, particularly because the Committee acts as a link between the Livery and the City of London Corporation. Vicky has been an active member of the Committee, chairing the Livery Companies Working Group, responsible for the Livery Liaison Scheme, since 2013 and the Communications Working Group since 2015. The latter group is responsible for the four annual City Briefings, as well as the annual...

By: | October 29, 2018 | Uncategorized

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WINDSOR RACES on Monday 6th August

Our party of 16 members and their guests had a splendid evening at Windsor Races. This included a selection of fine platters in The Deck dining area. Whilst no-one appears to have made a fortune all thoroughly enjoyed the event including the music and antics of the Mercury tribute band playing in the grounds after racing.

By: | August 14, 2018 | Uncategorized

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