Resolving your disputes – make the most of now

November 2020

Event Details

Wednesday 18th
2 hours
Start Time:
5:00 pm
End Time:
7:00 pm

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The Keating Symposium brings together leading exponents and appointing bodies from the Private Dispute Resolution Community to discuss ways in which practitioners can resolve disputes in the current climate.

It is a unique opportunity to hear from the appointers and to gain insights from established professionals. The format will be 3 presentations & 2 panels.

The panels, moderated by Professor John Uff CBE QC are interactive and attendees may submit questions in advance.


Alexander Nissen QC, Head of Keating Chambers.


Keynote Address:

  • The Courts in a time of Covid – Mrs Justice O’Farrell DBE
  • The role of expert evidence in dispute resolution – David Barry
  • Dispute Resolution in the Middle East – Shourav Lahiri


Prof John Uff

Professor John Uff CBE QC

1.    Arbitral Institutions

a.    Robert Gaitskell QC – Chair

b.    ICC – Guy Pendell – Co-Chair, UK Arbitration Cttee

c.     CIArb – Lewis Johnston  – Head of Policy & External Affairs

d.    LCIA – Wing Shek Senior Counsel

2.    Dispute resolution

a.    Dr Chris McArdle – Chair – experts/pupils

b.    Dispute Boards – DRBF – John Papworth

c.     Mediation/B2C adjudication – CEDR – John Munton

d.    Adjudication – RICS – Martin Burns


Vote of Thanks: Master of the WCA – Margaret Bickford-Smith QC


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