Arbitration In Scotland Conference by Faculty of Advocates @ Edinburgh [May 17]: Applications Open

About the organiser

The Faculty of Advocates ensures that the people of Scotland, regardless of wealth, background or location, have access to the very best independent, objective legal advice.

The Faculty has been at the forefront of legal excellence since 1532 and regulates the training and professional practice, conduct and discipline of advocates.

About the conference

The Faculty of Advocates is hosting a special one-day arbitration conference in Edinburgh on 17th May 2019. The conference will have three themes.

In the first session, three keynote speakers will contribute their thinking on high-level topics about arbitration, the courts and civil justice in Scotland, along with current projects from the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators and Scotland’s part in that.

Developing the international theme, in just over a year’s time, the international arbitration community are coming to Scotland in May 2020. The International Council for Commercial Arbitration (ICCA) is a world-wide organisation devoted to promoting the use and improving the processes of arbitration and holds an International Congress every two years which attracts a large number of participants from all parts of the world.

Our second session is a panel session with contributions from FDRS, SAC, RICS, CIArb (Scotland) and the Law Society of Scotland as to what each institution hopes to achieve before and during the Congress.

In the second session, speakers will take a look at what might happen with future developments in arbitration in this jurisdiction, worldwide and in an increasingly virtual world. This will be a precursor to the Faculty’s FDRS online platform demonstration showing how arbitration in Scotland need no longer be tied to a geographical seat nor physical place but can operate virtually through the cloud.

In the last session, the why and how of arbitration is explored in more detail. How does an arbitration start, why arbitrate if there are other options, what practical tips are there for those who have not arbitrated before? Speakers will provide views on how a team approached their first arbitration, how the arbitral tribunal works with the parties to agree how the procedure of the arbitration will unfold, and finally, thoughts on the Evidential or Full Hearing, Post Hearing briefs and what to do with a Final Award.

The Conference will end with a call to collaborative action from Kenneth Campbell QC, FCIArb highlighting the partnerships and participation needed of all the end users in working towards 2020.


The theme for ICCA 2020 is ‘Arbitration’s Age of Enlightenment’ and Congress aims to take stock of achievements and explore ideas to adapt to a fast-changing environment and shape the future of international arbitration.


The Balmoral, 1 Princes Street, Edinburgh, EH2 2EQ, United Kingdom.

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Fee Details


Date and time

Fri, 17 May 2019, 09:00 BST

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