QC becomes FCIArb

17 Jul


SENIOR counsel Calum MacNeill, QC, has been accepted as a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators, the international centre of excellence which has more than 15,000 members across 133 countries.

Mr MacNeill, who has just celebrated 25 years at the Scottish Bar, said he believed that arbitration could never replace traditional litigation, but he added: “In a legal environment in which commercial undertakings are looking for high-quality, confidential and final decision-making, arbitration is going to increase in importance in the coming years.”

He went on: “By becoming a Fellow of the largest arbitration body in the world, my hope is that I can play a part in ensuring that arbitration is recognised as a process with integrity, a fair and cost-effective means of dispute resolution.

“The Faculty is doing fantastic work in this field, including the introduction of personal injuries arbitration, and I pay tribute to the Vice-Dean, Angela Grahame, QC, for everything she has done to promote what then Faculty can contribute in this field.”