Accelerated Route To Fellowship Course

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The 2019 CIArb Accelerated Route Towards Fellowship (ARF) course was held from 29 – 30 June 2019 in Sydney.

Providing a fast-track route towards Fellowship through the CIArb International  Arbitration Pathway,  the Accelerated Route Towards Fellowship has been designed for busy, legally qualified professionals who have substantial unassessed knowledge and experience of international arbitration. The aim of the program is to assess whether the candidate has the knowledge required to apply the principles and procedure of international arbitration using arbitration legislation based on the UNCITRAL Model Law and Arbitration Rules and is capable of writing an reasoned and enforceable International Arbitration Award. Candidates must evaluate their personal suitability to undertake the program, appreciating that the assessments are intensive and that they will be assessed against standard benchmarks.

The course is intended for suitably qualified candidates who are practising lawyers with at least 10 years’ standing and/or who have  substantial experience in arbitration.

This program focuses on the process, practice and procedures in international arbitration which is an essential requirement for qualification as a Fellow and for those who aim to practice as an international arbitrator. CIArb accreditation carries a global qualification in the growing practice of international arbitration.

The faculty includes  internationally renowned practitioners and guest speakers experienced in the field of international arbitration.

The two-day program consists of small discussion groups and workshops in which candidates will be expected to demonstrate knowledge and skill in arbitration.

There will be a pre-course assignment to be handed in on the evening  before  the course starts on Day 1 and written exercises on each of Day 1 and Day 2. There will also be an overnight exercise to be handed in on the morning of Day 2, and a post-course assignment to be submitted a week following the conclusion of the course. Candidates who successfully complete the Award Writing exam  and are subsequently interviewed to the satisfaction of CIArb Australia may then qualify for Fellowship (FCIArb).

An Award Writing exam will be held in Australia in 2020, venue and date to be confirmed.  Candidates who successfully complete the ARF course will be entitled to sit that exam. It is not recommended that candidates do so without completing the separate Award Writing course (which will also be conducted in Australia in 2020, venue and date to be confirmed), unless they have substantial experience in writing international arbitration awards.

Faculty:  Albert Monichino QC (Course Director) CIArb Australia Immediate Past PresidentBrenda Horrigan(Tutor) Head of International Arbitration (Australia), Herbert Smith Freehills; Jo Delaney(Tutor) Partner, Dispute Resolution, Baker McKenzie

Venue:  Herbert Smith Freehills, ANZ Tower, 161 Castlereagh Street, Sydney, Australia

Cost: $3750.00 (incl of GST) and covers tutorials, course materials and books, lunches and morning/afternoon tea.

Places are strictly limited and registrations close by COB on 21 June  2019.

For further information, please contact:

Executive Officer, Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (Australia) Limited