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CIArb and EWI Exchange Contracts in Joint Venture
  • Jul 13, 2018
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The Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (CIArb.) and he Expert Witness Institute (EWI) came together in the creation of a joint venture agreement marking the start of joint activities between these two lead organisations in dispute resolution.The venture will begin with collaborative training courses on the giving of expert evidence, and the use of expert evidence in dispute resolution. Future.opportunities where the interests of both Institutes overlap, representing the ideal basis for future, mutually beneficial, cooperation.

CIArb Director General Anthony Abrahams.MCIArb was quoted as saying: ‘With dispute avoidance and dispute management training at the forefront of the CIArb strategy, it was a natural development to work with EWI to train experts. There is a synergy between our Institutes and co-operating with EWI will undoubtedly benefit members of both bodies and drive the ADR professio.n forward.’

The EWI Vice Chairman Kay Linnell had the following to say: ‘ The Expert Witness Institute (EWI) continues to strive to act as a voice for the expert witness .community with arbitrators, the judiciary and lawyers who use the services of .setting standards for expert evidence as a membership and non-profit making professional body to aid in the most effective administration of justice and the early resolution of disputes through fair and unbiased expert evidence. This new venture repres.ents the start of a .collaboration which is significant in the UK and worldwide to improve the use of experts in the resolution of disputes’.