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Workshop on Advocacy in Arbitration Proceedings by the Barristers from Lamb Chambers Middle Temple, London

The Bar Council Professional Standards and Development Committee (“PSDC”) in collaboration with the Kuala Lumpur Bar Professional Development Committee (“PDC”) will be organising the abovementioned workshop from 04.02.2010 to 06.02.2010. The Workshop is designed to give participants step-by-step training on how to conduct and complete an arbitration proceeding. It is specially tailored for members of the Bar with 0-5 years post qualifying experience and pupils in chambers who have a keen interest in arbitration.
About the speakersPaul Emerson (1984)London UniversityCouncil of Legal EducationVer Heyden De Lancey Prize in Forensic MedicinePaul Stewart (1975)Coleraine Academic InstitutionQueen’s University of Belfast BAAdam Swirsky (1989)Wellington College BerkshireLondon School of Economics – BSc (Econ) and MScPolytechnic of Central London – Dip LawCouncil of Legal Education – Bar ExaminationDerek Kerr (1994)University of Reading, LLB (Hons)Matthew Winn-Smith (2003)MA Law, Regent’s Park …

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