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About the Course and Eligibility

The standard Route to Fellowship is by attending Tutorials and the passing of written examinations up to Module 3 level. It has been recognized that this standard Route to fellowship may not be appropriate for experienced Lawyers and Arbitrators who have been in active practice for ten or more years. This special program is open to members and non-members of the Institute who are experienced Arbitrators with an approved legal qualification or civil litigation lawyers with at least ten years experience including appropriate exposure to arbitration law and practice. Experienced Arbitrators who are not lawyers will be required to pass Module 1 – Law of Arbitration and Module 2 – Contract & Tort of the Institute Examination before undertaking this Accelerated Program.

Course Assessment

The course is a mix of a special block release three-day tutorial on aspects of arbitration and an outline of Award Writing coupled with an oral assessment of knowledge of relevant law including the law and practice of arbitration as well as self-presentation and judgment skills of the candidate. The aim of the three-day Tutorial is to outline, as a reminder, the main principles of arbitration and to provide the formal and substantive requirements of an enforceable reasoned award, and a structure which will help give shape to the reasoning process. Candidates will be expected to write out a reasoned Award.

To prepare for the course a pre-course workbook (Part 1 & 2) is released to the delegates on receipt of the duly filled application form and requisite payments.  

An eligible candidate is deemed to be up to date with the law of contract, tort and evidence as well as the law and practice of arbitration, for purposes of qualifying.