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Prime Dispute

We are delighted to announce that Robert Sliwinski has joined Prime Dispute as a Fellow with immediate effect.

CIArb Monthly Member’s Interview

Robert was recently interviewed by eSolver for their monthly member’s interview and the following article was first published by them in the April edition. CIARB MONTHLY MEMBER’S INTERVIEW Based at SWL Chambers in London, Robert Sliwinski FCIArb is a Chartered Quantity Surveyor, Chartered Arbitrator and Barrister. He is also the Chairman of CIArb’s Thames Valley Branch and counted amongst the leading arbitrators and adjudicators in the UK. In an interview with the Institute, Robert discusses his route to membership, changes within the adjudication arena and the pinnacle moment of his career. 1) You have over 30 years’ experience in the construction industry, what do you enjoy most about working as an adjudicator in this field? I have acted as an adjudicator for the past 15 years and have borne witness to and been involved in the development of adjudication within the construction field. Adjudication started out as a rough and ready process where the adjudicator could roll up his sleeves and delve into the matter before him, asking questions of anyone he thought might be helpful in resolving the dispute as well as obtaining information from multiple sources to assist with the case. Adjudication has now evolved into a swift forensic investigation based on the submissions of both parties and occasionally requiring a high degree of legal acumen. This is especially so where as a practicing barrister and chartered quantity surveyor, I tend to be nominated in the more complex disputes involving legal/contractual issues. It is the interaction between the construction/surveying issues, alongside the requirements and obligations of the parties under the contract and at law, which keeps my...

DRBF Conference Report

Robert Sliwinski has edited the Report on the 15th Annual International Conference of the Dispute Resolution Board Foundation in Genoa from 21 to 23 May 2015 published in Vol 31 No 7 of the Construction Law Journal.

DRBF Conference Istanbul

Robert Sliwinski will be attending the DRBF Conference in Istanbul on 19 & 20 November 2015 and if you would like to meet up with him while he is there please feel free to email him at [email protected] as he would be delighted to hear from you.

CIArb Thames Valley Branch Centenary Dinner

As the current Chairman of the Thames Valley Branch Robert Sliwinski is hosting a dinner to celebrate the CIArb Centenary at the Ashmolean Museum in Oxford on Wednesday 7 October 2015. For further information on what it is hoped will be a very enjoyable evening and networking opportunity in this prestigious location please email...

CIArb Thames Valley Branch Adjudication Workshops

Robert Sliwinski will once again be one of the main presenters at a series of Adjudication Workshops being organised by the Thames Valley Branch of the CIArb.  Run over 4 consecutive Monday evenings from 27 October 2014 at the Holiday Inn High Wycombe these workshops will be of interest to building and construction professionals, solicitors, party representatives, etc whatever their level of training or experience. For further information please visit the Thames Valley Branch web site at...