Calling all PI solicitors – Faculty wants you to help mould new Arbitration scheme
The Vice-Dean has alerted solicitors to a new personal injury arbitration scheme which the Faculty is intending to launch in the New Year.
Angela Grahame, QC, said steps were being taken to provide a viable alternative to delays and increased costs - often features of taking a case to court.
In an article published by The Scotsman, the Vice-Dean said the new PI option should be available from spring 2017.
“The Faculty is in an excellent position to conduct these Arbitrations, both to represent parties as Counsel and to provide Arbitrators. Highly experienced counsel, themselves specialists in personal injury work, will be trained, examined and accredited as Arbitrators by the University of Aberdeen. These Advocates will hold a minimum of Membership of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (MCIArb) (a “gold standard” qualification)…”she stated.
“Both pursuers’ firms and insurers are interested in using Arbitration in the future. Clyde & Co are promoting this to their clients as an option from 2017. If you are interested in getting involved, you could help us create and mould this Scheme so that it works to everyone’s advantage.
“Overall, PI Arbitration is confidential, flexible, faster and bespoke, and it’s coming to a case near you in 2017.”