News

05/06/2018

The Society held its annual conference at the Corinthia Palace Hotel in Malta from 4th to 7th May 2018. Conference papers and a selection of photographs are available in the Members Area.

At our AGM and dinner on 21 March 2018 Haytham Besaiso presented a synopsis of his Norman Royce Prize paper based on his insightful research: "How do Construction Arbitrators make their Decisions? A Perspective from Palestine" together with a slide presentation.

At our excellent lunch on HQS Wellington on 15 February 2018, Ahmed Ibrahim, a partner at Fenwick Elliott, Dubai, gave us a most interesting talk on proposed new DIAC Arbitration Rules.

The President, David Cartwright, presented the winner of the 2017 Prize, Haytham Besaiso, with his cheque at the Annual Dinner on 2nd November.

27 January 2016

Following her election to Membership of the Society, Joanna Smith QC gave a talk to the Society in respect of the Supreme Court change of law on penalty clauses in contract. Click here to download the talk in PDF format.

16 December 2015

Joanna Smith QC of Wilberforce Chambers is an experienced litigator in the field of construction disputes, often involving the professional liability of construction professionals.

11 November 2015

Arthur Marriot QC a stalwart supporter of arbitration and an internationally highly respected Counsel and Arbitration Member of the Society of Construction Arbitrators sadly passed away in September 2015.

4 May 2015

The Society was honoured by the company of Antonio Sanchez Pedreño, President of the Madrid Chamber of Commerce Business Mediation Centre and President of the Madrid Chamber of Commerce Arbitration Court.  Sr Sanchez, under the topic “España” spoke to delegates about the effects of the recent economic turbulence and recovery in the Spanish construction industry, and of the growing importance of arbitration in dispute resolution.

09/02/2015

Members were joined by Mr Peter Allen, Head of Construction at Birkett Long LLP, solicitors. Mr Allen introduced the topic of Costs Management in Arbitration, drawing on his firm’s particular experience in the High Court of the TCC pilot scheme that preceded the CPR provisions introduced on 1 April 2013. His talk was followed by a lively discussion among the members.

13/01/2015

Douglas Stephenson, member of this Society, engineer, esteemed arbitrator and author, died on 25 December 2014.

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