Officials

  • Eisei Higashi

    Adjudicator

    Expertise: Adjudication; Arbitration; Complaint Review; Conciliation; Mediation Qualifications: 2:1 LLB (Hons) Degree, City Law School, Legal Practice Course, College of Law (corporate and commercial law). Memberships: Chartered Institute of Arbitrators

  • Richard Stephens

    Adjudicator

    Expertise: Adjudication; Mediation Qualifications: Read Law at Cambridge (1980); Called to the Bar of England and Wales (1981); re-qualified as a solicitor (1992) Memberships: Chartered Institute of Arbitrators

  • Abigail Day

    Adjudicator

    Expertise: Adjudication; Mediation Qualifications: BA (Hons) Law, Cambridge, Solicitor (now non-practising), CEDR-accredited mediator Memberships: Law Society, Civil Mediation Council, Chartered Institute of Arbitrators, 2019 Committee Member, London Branch of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators, Law Society President’s Panel (mediation and arbitration)

  • Tony Cole

    Adjudicator

    Expertise: Arbitration Qualifications: Studied law at the University of Michigan, graduating in 2004. Member of the New York Bar since 2004 Memberships: Chartered Institute of Arbitrators

  • Chris McArdle

    Arbitrator

    Expertise: Arbitration Qualifications: PhD, MBA, BSc(hons), FCIArb, FIET, CEng, MAE, QDR. I am an accredited as a Mediator by The Academy of Experts Memberships: Academy of Experts; Chartered Institute of Arbitrators; Institution of Engineering and Technology; Worshipful Company of Arbitrators

  • Nicholas Collings

    Adjudicator

    Expertise: Adjudication; Arbitration; Mediation Qualifications: LLB (Hons). Called to the Bar of England and Wales in 1997. Memberships: Chartered Institute of Arbitrators

  • Richard Barnes

    Adjudicator

    Expertise: Adjudication, Arbitration, Construction, Expert Witness (Construction and Quantum) Qualifications: BSc(Hons) Quantity Surveying, MSc Construction Law and Dispute Resolution, Chartered Quantity Surveyor, Tutor of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators and RICS Accredited Expert Witness. Memberships: Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators, Fellow of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors.

  • Claire Andrews

    ADR Official since 2013

    Expertise: Adjudication; Arbitration Qualifications: LLB (Hons) University of Manchester Memberships: Chartered Institute of Arbitrators

  • Abigail Jennings-Mitchell

    Adjudicator

    Expertise: Adjudication; Arbitration; Complaint Review Qualifications: 2:1 BA (Hons) Politics degree at Middlesex University and subsequently obtained a graduate diploma in Law and a post-graduate diploma in Legal Practice at the University of Law (formerly College of Law) Memberships: Chartered Institute of Arbitrators

  • Susan Francombe

    Arbitrator; Adjudicator

    Expertise: Adjudication; Arbitration; Mediation Qualifications: BSc(Hons), C.Eng, MICE, LLDip, PGDipAdj, FCIArb, FDBF, Barrister Memberships: Chartered Institute of Arbitrators; Institution of Engineering and Technology

  • Tom Earley

    Principal Adjudicator

    Expertise: Adjudication; Arbitration; Complaint Review; Conciliation; Mediation Qualifications: Studied Law at the University of Durham in 2007 Called to the Bar of England and Wales by the Honourable Society of the Middle Temple in 2009 Memberships: Chartered Institute of Arbitrators

  • Uju Obi

    Adjudicator

    Expertise: Adjudication; Arbitration; Complaint Review; Conciliation; Mediation Qualifications: 2.1 LLB (Hons) Law and European Legal Systems degree from the University of East Anglia, Norwich and University of Uppsala, Sweden Memberships: Chartered Institute of Arbitrators