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‘Diversity in ADR’ - A discussion focusing on Diversity and Career Progression -

Date: Tuesday, 05 Mar 2019, 18:00 - 20:00 Location: Clarkslegal, 5th Floor, Thames Tower, Station Road, Reading, Berks, RG1 1LX Member cost: £0.00 (including VAT) Non-member cost: £0.00 (including VAT)

An event has been jointly organised by the Thames Valley Branch of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators and the Society of Construction Law

A talk and panel discussion led by Lucy Greenwood – International Arbitrator

Dispute resolution, be it litigation, arbitration, adjudication, mediation etc., in the UK has traditionally been dominated by middle-aged, middle-class, white British males. But it is changing. There are now more women than men training as solicitors and opportunities for other practitioners are presenting themselves all the time. Our panel of speakers will explore the rapidly developing changes which are providing diversification and career progression for all practitioners.

Lucy Greenwood is an independent arbitrator specialising in commercial disputes. She is a Chartered

Arbitrator, a Texas attorney and a Solicitor of the Supreme Court of England and Wales. She has over 20 years of experience in commercial arbitrations in a wealth of different industries. She is highly regarded for her prompt, efficient resolution of disputes and active case management of arbitrations and is recognised in Who's Who Arbitration, Legal 500 and Global Arbitration Review.

Olen Gulyanytska is currently the head of the Dispute Appointment Services at the CIArb. She first graduated in law and management in Ukraine, then studied English law at BPP Law School. Olena further completed a postgraduate Diploma in International Commercial Arbitration from Queen Mary College, London, and an LLM from Georgetown University Law Center, Washington D.C. She has practised ADR since 2007, at Wilmer Hale, Watson, Farley & Williams, Kennedys, and the LCIA.

Mohammed Haque is a barrister and ADR practitioner with over 20 years’ experience in large and complex international disputes. He was identified as the No.1 Counsel of the Year for five consecutive years by Legal 500 for his works in Asia. He has also qualified as a chartered quantity surveyor. He specialises in construction disputes – both in liability and quantum. He is Chairman of the Thames Valley branch of CIArb.

There is no charge for this event. Guests and non-members are most welcome but you must register through this website. Please register early as numbers are limited.


Queries can be directed to Mohammed Haque, Chairman of Thames Valley Branch CIArb on 01628 667974 or mhaque@thomassands.co.uk