Registrations are now open for 2018 CIArb Award Writing.
This course is intended for candidates who have successfully completed either the CIArb Diploma in International Commercial Arbitration course or the Accelerated Route to Fellowship course. Before qualifying for Fellowship, successful candidates must register for CIArb membership.
Candidates must have successfully completed either the CIArb Diploma in International Commercial Arbitration course or the Accelerated Route to Fellowship (ARF) course.
The course is designed to teach candidates about the fundamentals of drafting an enforceable international arbitration award.
The program involves two face-to-face full day tutorials: Tutorial 1, 24 March 2018 at the Melbourne Commercial Arbitration and Mediation Centre, Melbourne and Tutorial 2, 16 June 2018 at the Australian Disputes Centre, Sydney . The faculty comprises Albert Monichino QC (Course Director), Paul Hayes QC (Tutor), Malcolm Holmes QC (Tutor) and Dr Vicky Priskich
There will be pre-course reading to be completed and an assignment will be sent out on 20 April, which is due back on the 19 May. The assignment will be based on a past award writing exam.
At the conclusion of the Course, successful candidates will be required to sit an award writing exam which will be released in two parts. The first part will be released on 23 June and the second part on the day of the award writing exam, which will take place over 4 hours on 7 July 2018.
The exam will be principally be held in Melbourne, but may be (by arrangement) held in other locations.
Candidates will be assessed by the written assignment worth 20% of the overall mark and the examination worth 80% of the overall mark. In order to pass this module, 70% must be achieved in the examination and overall.
Moreover, candidates must obtain a minimum of 70% for each of the formalities and judicial merit components of the assessment.
While successful ARF candidates are not required to attend the Award Writing Course in order to sit the Award Writing Examination, those candidates with limited experience in writing international arbitration awards are strongly encouraged to enrol in the Award Writing course.
Places are strictly limited and registrations close by COB on 20 March 2018.