The Scottish Arbitration Centre is pleased to announce that Norman Fiddes has agreed to sit on its Arbitral Appointments Committee, joining its Domestic Sub-Committee.
The Centre’s arbitral appointments service has been operating since it was first introduced in December 2014. When parties specify that the Centre is to appoint an arbitrator to deal with their dispute, the selection of an arbitrator is made by the Committee. The Committee acts independently from the Centre and uses its knowledge of the sector to appoint an appropriate candidate from leading domestic and international arbitrators. The Centre has Directions and Guidance, along with the necessary forms to assist in the process, here. Lindy Paterson QC chairs the Domestic Sub-Committee and Juliet Blanch chairs the International Sub-Committee.
Norman is Managing Director of McLeod & Aitken Edinburgh Limited, Chartered Quantity Surveyors. He has over 40 years practical experience in the construction industry providing full quantity surveying and contractual advice, along with acting as adjudicator and arbitrator. Norman provides Expert Reports in relation to matters such as quantum, extension of time claims and payment issues. He is a Fellow of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors; a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators and holds a Masters in Construction Law.
The other current members of the Committee are Olufunke Adekoya SAN (Partner, ǼLEX, Nigeria); Eliana Biraldi (Partner, De Vivo, Whitaker & Castro, Brazil); David Carrick (Senior VP, HKA Global, Edinburgh); Sandra Cassels (Partner, Brechin Tindal Oatts, Edinburgh); Vincent Connor (Partner, Pinsent Masons, Hong Kong); Joyce Cullen (Partner, Brodies, Edinburgh); Thomas Halket (Partner, Halket Weitz, New York); Kaj Hobér (3 Verulam Buildings, London); Elie Kleiman (Partner, Jones Day, Paris); and Alice Leggat (Legal Manager, SSE, Perth). Further details on the Committee members can be found here.
Andrew Mackenzie, Chief Executive of the Centre, said:
“We are delighted to welcome Norman to our Arbitral Appointments Panel. He has a wealth of experience in domestic arbitration, being on the RICS and CIArb arbitrator and adjudication panels, and will add to our expert committee, drawn from around the world.”