Conflict is recognized as an inevitable and perhaps even a necessary aspect of life. However, when negotiations fail and conflicts become disputes, those involved may face catastrophic damage, not only as a result of the outcome of the issue, but from pursuit of a resolution using insufficiently qualified people or inappropriate procedures.
The Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (CIArb) provides users with the confidence that its members have a globally recognized, assured level of training and experience. Practitioners aspire to achieve the highest attainable CIArb qualifications and users demand that their professional advisors demonstrate a comprehensive and up-to-date knowledge of the field.
Founded in 1915 and now with 11,000 members across more than 100 countries, the CIArb is a centre of excellence for the global promotion, facilitation and development of all forms of dispute resolution. The Institute is a not-for-profit, UK registered charity working in the public interest through an international network of more than 30 Branches and Chapters.
The CIArb can operate across almost all business and commercial sectors. DRS-CIArb, a division of the Institute, administers systems for the resolution of business and consumer disputes, providing a cost-effective and timely alternative to the Courts. DRS-CIArb also offers nominating and appointing services for ad-hoc arbitrations, adjudications and mediations.
For members, and where appropriate non-members, the CIArb offers a range of resources. It provides tools, support, advice, networking, promotional opportunities as well as facilities by acting as a highly sought after Central London venue for hearings, meetings and other events.
Work and Objectives
The Institute is a recognized world leader in providing training and qualifications in Arbitration, Mediation and Adjudication.
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