Grant Jones LLM, Solicitor, New York Attorney, Chartered Accountant & Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators

Arbitrator: for finance & for the law

Grant Jones (Professor) is a fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators & a practicing arbitrator. There are two methods by which Grant can be appointed as an arbitrator. First, directly by the parties (the arbitrants). This website contains details as to how such an arbitrator appointment can be made. Second, under three President’s Arbitrator Appointments Schemes. The three arbitrator appointment schemes are the: Institute of Chartered Accountants in England & Wales; the Law Society of England & Wales; & the Association of Partnership Practitioners. Again, this website contains details as to how such an arbitrator appointment can be made.

Arbitration & the Arbitrator: an explanation.

Arbitration, a form of alternative dispute resolution (ADR), is a non-court, yet quasi-judicial dispute resolution technique, where the arbitrants (the parties to a dispute) refer the dispute to an arbitrator, or arbitrators. The arbitrator's award (the decision) is usually binding. It is a resolution technique in which a third party (the arbitrator) reviews the case evidence & imposes a legally binding, enforceable decision on the arbitrants. It's quasi-judicial, in that the arbitrator should behave in a judicial manner. OtherADR techniques include mediation & expert determination. Mediation is form of settlement negotiation facilitated by a neutral third party. Expert determination is similar to arbitration, but the expert need not act in a judicial manner.