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19/12/2022

We are sorry to advise the death on 4 December of longstanding member Gordon Jaynes at the age of 93. He is survived by his wife Lyle. Gordon was born in Washington state and took law degrees at Washington University and (postgraduate) at University College, London. After a stint in the US Army, he became in-house counsel for Kaiser Engineers and Constructors and travelled widely. He fell in love with England, and settled in Virginia Water, Surrey, opening an office in London. As we all know, while living in Surrey, he conducted numerous arbitrations and dispute boards, whilst indulging in his passions of F1, reading, and wine. His death, however, followed a return to the US in October this year, where he was settling in Kentucky, close to Lyle’s family.

07/11/2022

We are sorry to have to advise members of the sad news of the death after a short illness of our friend and colleague, John Redmond. John was one of the most respected dispute resolvers in the UK today and a truly nice person. As many will remember, he was at one time the Hon Secretary of this Society and, until a year or so ago, a very active member of our Committee. In the course of his career John will be known for having led construction teams at Laytons and Osborne Clarke and was (in 2001) author of one of the earlier books on adjudication. In more recent years, he managed a busy practice as arbitrator, adjudicator and mediator from his home near Bristol.

19/04/2022

Following elections at the AGM on 24 March 2022, the Committee for the next 12 months will be Rowan Planterose (President), Julie Forsyth (Hon Secretary), Michael Tonkin (Hon Treasurer), David Cartwright, Christopher Dancaster, Simon Tolson, Melanie Willems, John Bishop and Philip Fidler.

29/07/2021

We are happy to announce that the winner of this year’s Norman Royce prize is Mr Mel Schwing for his paper entitled “Give the Devil His Due -- How the Road to Hell Paved by Multi-Tier Dispute Resolution Clauses Can Be Stopped by Liquidated Damages”. He was welcomed as a guest at our Annual Dinner on 2 Dec at Armourer’s Hall where he was presented with a cheque for his prize of £4,000”.

29/07/2021

It is with deep regret that we inform you of the sad passing of our long-standing colleague and friend Ray Turner who has died in July 2021. An obituary is available here.

10/01/2021

It is with deep regret that we inform you of the sad passing of our long-standing colleague and friend John Sims who died in December 2020. An obituary by John Tackaberry is available here.

17/04/2020

Following elections at the AGM on 8 April 2020, the committee for the next 12 months will be Rowan Planterose (President), Julie Forsyth (Hon Secretary), Robin Orme (Hon Treasurer), David Cartwright, Christopher Dancaster, John Redmond, Neville Tait (co-opted), Simon Tolson, Melanie Willems and John Bishop.

15/05/2019

Various slides and papers from the Society's Annual Conference in Valencia on 4/5 May 2019 are available to members.

05/04/2019

Following elections at the AGM on 28th March 2019, the committee for the next 12 months will be David Cartwright (President), Rowan Planterose (Hon Secretary), Robin Orme (Hon Treasurer), Christopher Dancaster, Julie Forsyth, Kim Franklin, John Redmond, Neville Tait (co-opted), Simon Tolson and Melanie Willems.

2019-01-10

We regret to record the death on 7th December of Brian Eggleston, one of our long-standing members. For an obituary, click here.

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