ArbDB Members, John Wright, Wolf von Kumberg, Mark Appel and Michael Cover acted as the faculty at a day of Dispute Board Awareness Training at the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (CIArb) in London on 6 October 2016. The Course was an introduction to the Dispute Board Process and covered distinguishing the dispute board process from other conflict/ dispute resolution processes, drafting the tripartite dispute board agreement, selecting the members of the Dispute Board and a session bringing the Dispute Board to Life. The programme was rounded off by a session led by Les Mosco, a former Commercial Director of the UK Ministry of Defence, on The Dispute Board- an Ideal Tool for Government.
The programme had a particular focus on the use of Dispute Boards on non-construction related projects, such as IT, outsourcing and procurement contracts. This was all in the context of the recently-promulgated CIArb Dispute Board Rules http://www.ciarb.org/docs/default-source/ciarbdocuments/das/ciarb-dispute-board-rules-practice-amp-standards-committee-august-2014.pdf?sfvrsn=2
ArbDB Chairman, Tony Marks, commented: ‘We were delighted to have the opportunity to present this programme and to seek to raise the awareness of and familiarity with Dispute Boards, particularly in the non-construction area. We will be looking to plan further programmes with the CIArb and other leading institutions, including in the Middle East and Asia’.