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Chartered Institute of Arbitrators

The Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (CIArb) is a leading professional membership organisation representing the interests of alternative dispute practitioners worldwide. Our growing membership of 15,000 is based across 133 countries and supported by an international network of 39 branches.

As a not-for-profit, UK registered charity, CIArb works in the public interest through an international network of 37 branches.

In addition to providing education and training for arbitrators, mediators and adjudicators, we act as an international centre for practitioners, policy makers, academics and those in business concerned with the cost-effective and early settlement of disputes. This gives users confidence that the very best people are helping to resolve their dispute.

For members, and where appropriate, non-members, CIArb offers a range of resources. It provides tools, support, advice, networking and promotional opportunities as well as facilities for hearings, meetings and other events.


Tribunal Secretary

Chartered Institute of Arbitrators

In recent years the role of Tribunal Secretary been under greater scrutiny with the result that it is evolving into an increasingly formal role. The Tribunal Secretaries’ Course is designed to equip arbitration practitioners with the knowledge and skills required to sit as an effective Tribunal Secretary.

It will explore the role of the Tribunal Secretary at different stages of the arbitral process, the various institutional rules and guidelines as to the role of the Tribunal Secretaries and the potential pitfalls and how to avoid them.


There are currently no events scheduled for this course.

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On successful completion of this course, candidates will be able to: 

  • Explain the duties of a Tribunal Secretary
  • Provide an understanding of institutional rules and guidelines relating to the role
  • Explain the role of the Tribunal Secretary by reference to the various stages of the arbitral proceedings
  • Highlight the potential pitfalls of the role and explain how these might be avoided

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