Important COVID-19 Update

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These are certainly challenging times for us all.

We are committed to doing everything we can to prioritise the wellbeing of our people, those who use our services and their representatives and the communities we serve to help contain the spread of COVID-19. Following the Prime Minister’s announcement on Saturday, our people will begin working remotely from today, Monday 23 March.

Having well developed online dispute resolution options, it will in many ways be business as usual for us as we focus on providing a seamless service, regardless of where our Registry staff, adjudicators, arbitrators and mediators are working.

We know you are working through similar challenges to ours and that these are uncertain times for everyone. From all of us here we send our thoughts to you, your teams and families.

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to get in touch. Please let us know if we can be of further assistance to you and we will keep you informed with any further updates.

ARB-MED

 

Arb-Med is a hybrid dispute resolution process that combines the benefits of arbitration and mediation, including: speed, procedural flexibility, confidentiality, choice of decision maker, ease of access to the tribunal, continuity, finality, and enforceability of the outcome.

The primary objective of Arb-Med is the informed good faith negotiation and settlement of the dispute by the parties, with the initial assistance and efficiency of the Arbitral Tribunal’s information gathering powers, in the context of a formal arbitration process that will immediately resume if the mediation that follows is not successful.

BDT has developed Arb-Med Rules for the resolution of disputes that are robust and certain, yet innovative in their commercial commonsense approach to the challenge of combining arbitration and mediation in a single unified process that ensures the principles of natural justice are observed and a just, final, and binding decision is made.

 

The importance of a clear, well-structured and defined Arb-Med process that is carefully followed by the arbitral tribunal/mediator and understood by the parties is key and cannot be understated. Arb-Med, when structured and delivered in a way that ensures procedural certainty and efficacy, can provide disputing parties with the ‘best of both worlds’ and is an option well worth considering.

Catherine Green

Arbitrator, Adjudicator and Mediator

Arb-Med: a brief overview

Arb-Med, when structured and delivered in a way that ensures procedural certainty and efficacy, can provide disputing parties with the ‘best of both worlds’ in terms of a single unified process that: combines the benefits of both mediation and arbitration: speed,...

ARB-MED MODEL CLAUSE

The following arb-med clause should be included in contracts where the parties wish to have any future disputes resolved by Arbitration under the Building Disputes Tribunal’s Arb-Med Rules: “Any dispute or difference arising out of or in connection with this contract,...