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News & Events

John is the UK Representative of the Dispute Resolution Board Foundation ( The UK Members intend to promote the use of Dispute Boards in the UK and to provide education and training to funders and other parties. Please keep an eye on the DRBF website.

Dates for your diary:

27-28 September 2018: DRBF Bulgaria/ICC - a two-day event tracing the DB process through to arbitration, in which John will be part of a DB at a mock hearing

14-16 November 2018: DRBF Regional Conference, Geneva

At a joint DRBF/ICC Thaiand event in Bangkok on May 28 and 29, John, with Alina Leoveanu, the Manager of the ICC's ADR office in Paris, presented a workshop on Dispute Boards to 25 delegates from Thailand and neighbouring countries.

At the DRBF Conference and Workshops in Sofia, on 03 and 04 November 2016, John helped lead the Advanced Workshop with several other experienced practitioners and took part in a mock DB site meeting as the DB Chairman.

At the DRBF Conference in Madrid in May 2017, John took part as Chairman of a mock DB Hearing. 

At the Worshipful Company of Arbitrators Annual Symposium held at Keating Chambers, London, on 26 October 2017, John chaired a Panel session on dispute resolution and gave a short talk on Dispute Boards.

In November 2017, John returned to Bulgaria as a guest of the DRBF Bulgaria Chapter to take part in a mock DAB Hearing and will give the DAB's decision. The event was held in the city of Kyustendil.

Go to the Links page to see law reports of the latest cases – especially BAIILI - and the forthcoming events to be presented by the international organisations in dispute resolution and the construction professions, such as AAQS, CASLE, CEEC, FIG, ICEC, PAQS and many others.

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