publishes revised suggestions for a First Meeting Checklist

July 20, 2012 Posted by:

The First Meeting Checklist of suggested topics for discussion and (absent agreement, directions) at the IFLA Scheme’s equivalent of a First Appointment is intended to help select the optimum route and to smooth the path for arbitrators, arbitrees and their advisers alike. An AAAA document, then…

Gathered in one Scott Schedule-type table are all the primary considerations participants will want to have in mind when devising how best (in the words of section 1 of the Arbitration Act 1996) to ‘obtain a fair resolution … without unnecessary delay or expense.’

We have gratefully adopted a number of helpful suggestions discutants proposed on our first draft via the LinkedIn FamilyArbitrator discussion group. If you have suggestions for additions or improvements please let one of us know either via the discussion group or via the ‘contact us’ section of this site.

You might also consider, in a suitable case, sending out a copy of the Checklist in advance to professional clients (or your opposite number) when discussing arbitration as an option in a particular case. We have attempted to group the topics logically and sequentially, so that (together with the Procedural Summary) the Checklist represents a useful vademecum to help you and others along the arbitral route.