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The Annual Master's Lecture is a prestigeous event in the Arbitrators' calendar attracting prominent speakers from both the arbitration and legal professions. It provides an excellent opportunity for members and their guests to get together, listen to stimulating talks and exchange their own views about the subject under discussion.

Annual Master's Lecture

2017
Arbitration – Elastic or Arthritic
Peter Rees QC

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2016
Family Law Arbitration: A Better Route to Justice
Sir Hugh Bennett

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2015
The Current position of the LCIA in the world of international arbitration and her plans for the future
Dr Jackie van Hof, DG of the London Court of International Arbitration

The event took place on 18 May hosted by Herbert Smith Freehills and attended by a large audience of members and guests.

This year's lecturer was Dr Jackie van Hof the new DG of the London Court of International Arbitration who spoke of the Current position of the LCIA in the world of international arbitration and her plans for the future. The lecture covered the role of Institutions in relation to internal and external challenges; the position of arbitrators and their selection; the function of Tribunal secretaries, and the role and duties of advocates particularly in relation to the new LCIA Rules.

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2014
Reconciliation in Society
Canon David Porter

The Master's Lecture was given by Canon David Porter, who is the Director of Reconciliation at Lambeth Palace and who is a seasoned peace builder, particularly in the context of Northern Ireland. He addressed the topic of 'Reconciliation in Society' and he ranged widely over the subject in the domestic and international arenas. Poignantly, he spoke on the anniversary of the Belfast Agreement and also of the Baltic Exchange bomb.

2015
Master's Speech
John Uff
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2013
The Future of Arbitration in the Changing World of Dispute Resolution
Sir Peter Cresswell
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2013
Address by the Master
Karl Davies
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2013
Address by the Master
Karl Davies
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2011
Dealing with Death - Coroners' Work and Proposed Reforms
R. N. Palmer LLB MB BS FFFLM Barrister-at-Law H.M. Coroner, Greater London (Southern District) Deputy Coroner, City of London
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2009
Arbitration: Just what are the parties agreeing to?
Professor Phillip Capper
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2008
Stop or Go? Injuctions and Arbitration
Graham Dunning QC
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2007
Mediation: The Next Ten years
William Wood QC
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2006
Arbitrations and Judges - how much interference should we tolerate?
Mr Justice Coleman
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2004
SPORT - Private Grief or Public Prurience
The Rt Hon Sir Philip Otten
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2003
Arbitration and Fraud
Miss Kay Linnell FCA FCIArb. MBA MEWI CFE
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2002
Flexing the Knotted Oak - English Arbitration's Task and Opportunity in the First Decade of the New Century
John A Tackaberry QC
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