Arbitration expert leads national seminar

Posted by LindaStenner on February 5, 2020

Arbitration expert leads national seminar

February 05, 2020 at 2:37 PM

A Shropshire chartered surveyor has been invited to take a leading role in a live conference on rural arbitration being organised by a national seminar provider.

Philip Meade of Davis Meade Property Consultants at Oswestry will be addressing surveyors, lawyers and other professionals who are involved in property disputes and arbitration.

As an experienced arbitrator himself Philip will be outlining the procedures, the statutes covering rural arbitrations, the duties and powers of the arbitrator and the obligations of the parties.

The session, Rural Arbitration – Learn live with MBL (seminars) Limited, will also give advice on how to deal with interlocutory matters leading up to the hearing, how to prepare for the hearing and what to do after an award is made.

“Arbitration is an important tool in the dispute resolution process and differs in that the arbitrator is there to determine evidence in front of him/her, not to bring his/her own,” said Philip who is a rural arbitrator on the RICS (Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors) Presidents Panel.

“The arbitrator is not an independent expert or mediator and is in a judicial role not inquisitorial so each of the disputing parties must therefore make their own case.

“As with most things, preparation is key and those facing an arbitration hearing should know their rights and ensure that their experts are well briefed and prepared to present sound and useful evidence to the arbitrator.”

The seminar will also cover the administration procedure and likely costs of arbitration and will include details of the new simplified arbitration scheme aimed at the rural sector, particularly for rental disputes.

Designed to be more cost effective, this scheme limits arbitrator’s costs to £3,000 with each party paying half, regardless of outcome and own costs.

“If rural arbitration is to become more readily seen as an appropriate way to deal with disputes, it is crucial to ensure that it is easily accessible to the average surveyor and not just the domain of lawyers and barristers.

“We hope that seminars like these will encourage younger surveyors to participate,” Philip added.

Philip Meade is based at the Oswestry office of DMPC telephone 01691 676144 email philipmeade@dmpcuk.com

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