A new-style set of specialist construction chambers is to be established at No 1 Chancery Lane in June this year. The set will comprise two groups - the first is a set of barristers all of whom specialise in construction disputes (mostly as arbitrators, adjudicators and members of dispute resolution boards). The second group (ADR Associates) is a set of experienced construction professionals who act as arbitrators, adjudicators, DRB members, conciliators and mediators. The members of ADR Associates do not need to be legally qualified.
Held on 20th November 2002 at The New Connaught Rooms, Great Queens Street, London WC2B 5DA
By all accounts this was a great success , and a vote of thanks is due to our convenors, and other speakers, for their commitment and support. Particularly to mention Nick Gould of Fenwick Elliott, who produced all of the conference papers etc.
Undernoted is a synopsis of the discussions.
Again thank you to those who contributed.
This workshop was chaired by Nicholas Gould (Associate, Fenwick Elliott). The four panel members, comprised Jonathan Brooks (Partner, Osborne Clarke), Neil Kelly (Partner, MacRoberts), Martin Burns (Manager RICS Dispute Resolution Service) and Professor Phillip Capper (Partner, Lovells).
Chris Dancaster spoke on the training of adjudicators and adjudicators' decisions, on 13 December
The Branch had its last meeting in York on 21 November with guest speakers Peter Chapman and Len Bunton presenting papers. We concluded with an excellent floor 11 discussion on many burning issues as kindly summarised by Gareth Hevey of Denison Till, Solicitors
1 Mentoring – should Adjudicators have this facility?
The Adjudication Workshop presented by the Society and ‘Adjudication.co.uk’ was held in mid-June with 25 in attendance.
The North West Branch of the Society held its inaugural meeting on Wednesday, 16th May 2001 in the offices of Messrs Hammond Suddards Edge in Manchester.
The meeting was held on May 10. Chairperson was Jonathan Brooks
The “Matter of Dissatisfaction” meeting on April 26 at the Institution of Civil Engineer in April proved to be another very popular event.
Some eighty people attended the meeting on January 30, 2001, held at The Birmingham Chamber of Commerce and Industry.
A brief introduction was given by Philip Harris and Tim Willis joint convenors for the Region followed by a very interesting talk by Her Honour Judge Frances Kirkham the TCC Judge in Birmingham. The Judge chose as her theme the difficulty of the task faced by the adjudicators in dealing with the speed and unusual nature of the adjudication process without falling foul of the Courts requirements that they observe “Natural Justice”.