The Chartered Institute of Arbitrators Kenya Branch, established in 1984, is one among the branches of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators which was formed in 1915 with headquarters in London. It promotes and facilitates determination of disputes by Arbitration and other forms of Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR), which includes mediation and Adjudication. The institute has over 10,000 members spread out in 90 countries in the world with branches in England, Wales, Scotland, Hongkong, Europe, Nigeria, Kenya, India and North America among others. It has affiliations with arbitration bodies and institutions in other countries across the world and with the London Court of International Arbitration and the International Chamber of Commerce in Paris. It is a not for profit organization and gained charitable status in 1990.
The Kenya Branch now with over 500 registered members maintains a register of knowledgeable and experienced Arbitrators and facilitates their appointment. It also runs a secretariat with physical facilities for arbitration and other forms of ADR. It is a member of the Association of Professional Societies in East Africa, (APSEA).
To attain membership of the chartered Institute of Arbitrators, an applicant would be required to be a member of a recognized discipline or calling in with recourse to Arbitration and other forms of ADR is an accepted method of resolving disputes and attend an entry Course. A pass in the corresponding entry course examination leads to election to associate membership of the Institute. Further training is provided and private study encouraged to upgrade membership to Member, Fellow and Chartered Arbitrator grades. Currently, the institute has members from such diverse fields as Architecture, Engineering, Quantity Surveying, Law, Insurance, Accounting and Property Valuation.
The Kenya Branch maintains a strict Continuous Professional Development (CPD) programme. In this respect it conducts lunch talks, surgeries, workshops and seminars on relevant topics in the field of dispute resolution. The Branch maintains a close relationship with the International Law Institute(ILI) Kampala and the Centre for Africa Peace and Conflict Resolution(CAPCR) of California State University to conduct Courses in Mediation and other forms of ADR both locally and internationally. The branch has also been involved in training of Arbitrators in East, West and Southern Africa respectively.
To further support the process of Arbitration and ADR, the branch has published the Arbitration Rules and Adjudication Rules which are available at the secretariat. The branch newsletter and the London Journal and Newsletters provide to our membership information on the latest developments in these fields. A file on recently decided cases is maintained at the secretariat as part of the reference library under development.
Membership to the Institute is the gateway to a world-wide network of the professionalism in dispute resolution.
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The Institute is a recognized world leader in providing training and qualifications in Arbitration, Mediation and Adjudication.
OUR PHYSICAL LOCATION AND OTHER CONTACT DETAILS ARE LISTED BELOW
Kindaruma Lane,Nicholson Drive, Off Ngong Road,
TEL: 0722200496,0734652205/0202712481, 0202722724
POSTAL ADDRESS: 50163-00200 Nairobi, Kenya