Virtually Successful Dispute Resolution

November 2021

Event Details

Thursday 18th
2 hours
Start Time:
5:00 pm
End Time:
7:00 pm
Online - Zoom

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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 KC are interactive and attendees may submit questions in advance.


Alexander Nissen KC, Head of Keating Chambers.


  • Keynote Address: You are muted!
    Mrs Justice O’Farrell DBE – Judge in Charge of the Technology & Construction Court
  • Assessing expert evidence in dispute resolution
    Dr Chris McArdle
    Senior Warden of WCA
  • Dispute Resolution in India
    Arish Bharucha
    Partner, Chair of the India Group, Howard Kennedy LLP


Arbitral Organisations

  1. LCIA – Wing Shek, Deputy Registrar (Panel Chair)
  2. ICC – Guy Pendell, CMS (Co-Chair, UK Arbitration Cttee)
  3. CIArb – Lewis Johnston  (Assistant Director for Policy & External Affairs)
  4. LMAA – James Clanchy, Arbitrator (Hon Secretary)

Dispute resolution

  1. Dr Robert Gaitskell KC  (Chair)
  2. Dispute Boards – DRBF – John Papworth
  3. Mediation – CEDR – Lauren McGuirl
  4. Adjudication – RICS – Martin Burns

Vote of Thanks: Master of the WCA – Martyn Bradish


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