The LawSoc Arbitration Rules provide for a sole arbitrator to be appointed by agreement of the parties within seven days from the commencement of arbitration. If the parties are unable to agree, an arbitrator can be appointed by the President of the Law Society. The President will choose from a panel of experienced lawyers, who have to satisfy various criteria before they are admitted to the panel.
Click here for the names of our LSAS panel of arbitrators.
The Law Society also prescribes a Code of Conduct for arbitrators, which contains guidelines for the observance of the high ethical standards expected of members of the Law Society who act as arbitrators. It applies to arbitration proceedings conducted under the LawSoc Arbitration Rules. Click here for a copy of the Code of Conduct.
For each arbitration proceeding conducted under the LawSoc Arbitration Rules, arbitrators are also required to sign a Declaration of Impartiality and Independence to be furnished to the parties involved in the arbitration. Click here for a copy of the Declaration of Impartiality and Independence.