by Jonathan Broome
“’Herald, read the accusation!’ said the King.
On this the White Rabbit blew three blasts on the trumpet, and then unrolled the parchment-scroll, and read as follows:-
‘The Queen of Hearts, she made some tarts,
All on a summer day:
The Knave of Hearts, he stole those tarts
And took them quite away!’
‘Consider your verdict,’ the King said to the jury.
‘Not yet, not yet!’ the Rabbit hastily interrupted. “There’s a great deal to come before that!’
In arbitrations under the Arbitration (Scotland) Act 2010 there is similarly “a great deal to come” before the arbitrator’s award. Jonathan Broome will consider the main 2010 Act Scottish Arbitration Rules, and some lesser known ones, and paint a picture of how a well conducted arbitration can take place under those Rules, as well as consider how an arbitration can go off the rails. Time will be taken to pay appropriate attention to the difficulties that Alice and the King of Hearts encountered in the trial of the Knave of Hearts.
Jonathan’s principal areas of practice are in construction, professional negligence and commercial disputes. Before calling to the Bar, Jonathan was a partner in a leading firm of commercial solicitors. He has a strong interest and practice in alternative dispute resolution, particularly in arbitration and adjudication. Jonathan is ranked by Chambers UK in Construction and in Professional Negligence and is ranked by Legal 500 in Commercial Litigation and Property & Construction. He is a director of the Scottish Arbitration Centre, a past Chairman of the Scottish Branch of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators and was lead drafter of the Scottish Arbitration Code 2007.
Registration starts at 5:30 PM with the lecture at 6 PM, followed by a drinks reception until 8 PM.
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