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Joint Mock Arbitration – CIArb, CIOB & CICES

All welcome to this exciting Mock Arbitration with CIArb, CIOB and CICES

Please join us for an exciting new joint event.

Timings:      5.30pm : Registration and light buffet refreshments
                  6.00pm : Start
                  8.00pm  : Finish


Dame Timola Rice Davies is a well-known British producer and playwright. Her latest production, titled Expectations, is about the life and achievements of one of Liverpool’s most famous civil engineers, John Alexander Brodie. As is tradition, a preview evening of the play was held just before release to the provinces, at which press and art-world critics were invited along with regular theatregoers. The venue selected was the Haliford Theatre, Guildswick, a small venue which seats 450 people. Unfortunately, half way through the performance, one of the lighting booms collapsed onto the stage narrowly missing the actors but necessitating the theatre to be evacuated.

The contract between Rice Davies Productions Limited (RDP) and Haliford Theatre Company Limited (HTC) provided an entitlement for either party to resolve disputes under the contract by arbitration and RDP now seeks a declaration that HTC was not only in breach of contract but also negligent. In its defence, HTC denies it was in breach contending that the lighting rack was interfered with by a member of the production crew during rehearsals the day before. Further to this HTC challenges the arbitrator’s jurisdiction on those parts of the claim for damages which are not caught under the contract.

The Arbitrator will be Sir Rupert Jackson and the parties will be represented by experienced counsel on both sides.

Please note that we will be taking photographs at this event for use on social media and marketing materials. If you do not wish to appear in our photos, please contact hmcginty@cices.org  in advance of the event.

If you have any dietary or other special requirements, please advise in advance of the event.

Joining instructions will be sent prior to the event, to all registered, including parking information.

The Chamber
Stockport Town Hall
Edward Street

Jointly organised with: CIOB, CIArb

30th June


Starts: 5:30pm
Ends: 8:00pm

Sorry, booking for this event is now closed

Booking closed at 11:30am, 30th June

Pricing information


Event fee, including refreshments, incl VAT

Contact information

For additional event information, please contact the following people:

Heather McGinty - CICES
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Katrina Percival - CIOB
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