CIArb Irish Branch June 2016 Newsletter
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Welcome to the CIArb Irish Branch June 2015 Newsletter. The purpose of this newsletter is to update, on the current and future events planned by the branch and to request feedback and comments in respect to any aspect of your branch's operations. As PRO, I look forward to receipt of any comments from members in respect to any aspect of the Branch communication. Please do not hesitate to submit items for review for inclusion in future newsletters.
Keith Kelliher, PRO CIArb Irish Branch

CIArb Irish Branch Chairmans Message

Chartered Institute of Arbitrators
(Irish Branch)
Chairman’s Message June 2016
I am delighted and honoured to have been elected as your Chairman for the incoming year. At a time when our economy has started to grow again at one of the fastest GDP rates in Europe there will inevitably be increasing demand for the training, education and nomination services that the CIArb provide in the field of ADR services. I see our challenge and opportunity as a Branch as being to the fore in offering bespoke and tailor made solutions to these ADR demands. I am firmly of the opinion that the breadth and depth of experience of our some 600 members together with the dedication and commitment of the incoming Branch committee are well placed to meet these challenges and to ensure we have an organisation that we can all be proud here for full message.

Gerard Monaghan,
CIArb Irish Branch Chair


CIArb Irish Branch Annual Golf Outing

The Chartered Institute of Arbitrators Annual Golf challenge
Friday 13th May 2016
The hottest day of 2016 so far brought 24 committed golfers back to Dun Laoghaire Golf course which was in impeccable condition just ahead of the 2016 Curtis Cup where next month, Ireland and Great Britain’s top amateurs will take on the USA in the ladies equivalent to the Walker Cup.
The code of dress on Friday was for the most part shorts and shades as the CIArb teams once again played for the Dan McCrystal here for full report

click here to see photos from the event.

Education and Training

Upcoming Courses (confirmed)

Click for further Details & Booking

Upcoming Courses (not yet confirmed)

The following courses are currently under development and expressions of interest in participating in any of the courses are welcome (click to register your interest):

CIArb Irish Branch Adjudication Panel


The CIArb Irish Branch are delighted to announce that the CIArb Irish Branch Adjudication Panel will be Launched on the evening of 25th July 2016 in Dublin. 

The full details of the event will be published shortly but this notification is by way of saving the date. Please keep an eye on the website here and on social media for updates on this event in the coming week.

CIArb Trustee Election for Ireland

CIArb in London have announced the following:

Trustee Elections 2016

You are invited to nominate eligible members as candidates for Trustee of the Institute for your region.

Eligible members for election are either Fellows or Members (FCIArb or MCIArb) of the Institute whose principle place of residence is in the region for which they wish to stand.  

Elections are due to be held this year for six positions on the Board of Trustees. The elected Trustees will serve from 1st January 2017 for a term of four years.  The five regions involved in the elections are:

Americas – one vacancy;

Australasia – one vacancy;
Great Britain – two vacancies;
Europe – one vacancy; and
Ireland – one vacancy.

Please click here to access a Nomination Form which must be completed and returned to CIArb no later than 17.00 BST Sunday 31st July 2016 by either:

1.    email to
2.    or by post to 12 Bloomsbury Square, London WC1A 2LP
3.    or by fax to 0044 (0)20 7404 4023

Instructions as to how to complete the nomination are set out on the form.

Mediation News

At our recent Annual Lunch our guest speaker Mr Justice Michael Peart suggested that a Judges Handbook on Mediation would be helpful and work has now begun on this most welcome suggestion. As part of Mediation Awareness Week we are planning to host “The Dispute Avoidance and Resolution Talks” on Tuesday 11th October 2016 in the DDRC from 9.30am to 12.30pm to cover important and topical issues including Dispute Avoidance, Specialised Mediation and Expedited Conciliation with complimentary invitations being extended to all relevant stakeholders.  Your active participation is very welcome please email Richard Lee, here for further details. Full details of the event will also be listed on our website.


Further details of mediation awareness week can be found on the Mediation Awareness week website here.

CIArb Irish Branch ADR Forum

The 32nd ADR Forum took place on the 31st May in the offices of Arthur Cox in Dublin.

Attendees heard from two speakers, Chaired by Ms Niav O'Higgins in a Round Table Discussion, under the ‘Chatham House Rule’, on the work of the CIArb’s Practice and Standards Committee which develops and promotes best practice worldwide in all areas of ADR.

Speakers on the Evening were Mr Tim Hardy (Chair of the CIArb Practice and Standards Committee in London) and Mr Ciaran Fahy (ex Chair of the CIArb Irish Branch and member of the Practice and Standards Committee).

Details of the 33rd ADR forum will be notified in due course.   

Tim Hardy.

Ciaran Fahy and Niav O'Higgins

CIArb Peer interview for Fellowship

To apply for Peer Interview from Ireland (further details available on website here)

  1. Please complete the Peer Interview Application Form and return it to Member Services in London.
  2. Please send payment of £200 with your application form to CIArb in London
  3. Once you have been approved by CIArb London the Irish Branch will be notified and the Branch will make contact with you to arrange your peer interview. Peer Interviews are run a number of times per calander year.

Click on Information for Overseas Candidates Information for Overseas Candidates and the Overseas Peer Interview Registration Form Overseas Peer Interview Registration Form

Payment details for Peer Interview are available via the following link: 2013 Peer Interview Fees 2015 Peer Interview Fees

For enquiries to apply for Peer Interview, please contact Kamal Hussain in London

Some Sad News

Michael d’Alton, the much loved and respected former Chairman of the Irish Branch of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators, Chevalier de la Légion d'honneur, seafarer, quantity surveyor, arbitrator, adventurer and Ireland's last surviving veteran of the Normandy D-Day landings, passed away on 4 May 2016 at the age of ninety five after a brief illness.

Please click here for a copy of an Obituary for Mr Michael d'Alton, kindly complied by the irish Branch Trustee, Mr James Bridgeman. 


Get Connected with the Irish Branch

Stay in touch with the CIArb Irish Branch on social media in order to stay up to date with events, education and training news. 

CIArb Irish Branch Contacts

To make contact with any of the branch officers please click the name of the required officer.
Chairman                             Gerry Monaghan
Vice Chair                            Bill Holohan
Hon Secretary                     Bill Holohan
Hon Treasurer                    John McQuillan
Public Relations                 Keith Kelliher
Education/Training            Keith Kelliher
General Contacts               General

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