Mediation

If matters cannot be resolved by negotiation mediation is a cost effective and quicker alternative form of dispute resolution to reach an acceptable compromise The RIAS maintains a list of appropriately qualified mediators. This list is available on enquiry from the RIAS.

Expert Witnesses

The RIAS holds a list of accredited expert witnesses who can give opinions on construction disputes and professional competence disputes. The list is available on enquiry from the RIAS.

Adjudication

The RIAS is an authorised Adjudication Nominating Body. Upon formal request the Incorporation will nominate an adjudicator from a list of accredited senior members of the profession. An administrative fee is charged for this service.

Arbitration

Arbitration needs to be considered where a dispute has arisen which seems incapable of ready solution by ordinary amicable discussion. The RIAS will nominate an arbitrator from a list of suitably qualified experienced members. An administrative fee is charged for this service.

For information on dispute resolution and RIAS nomination procedures, please contact Maryse Richardson, Practice Manager (mrichardson@rias.org.uk)