RICSHead of ADR Research and Development
Martin Burns is responsible for researching and developing commercial activities for RICS in the specialist area of dispute resolution and conflict avoidance.
Martin is a qualified barrister and a member of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators. He joined RICS in 1990 and has gained immense knowledge and expertise in dispute resolution through 22 years working in this sector.
In his current role with RICS, Martin’s responsibilities include:
Martin Burns, 14 Aug 2017
Adjudication is a generic term for a range of procedures by which differences of opinion are referred to independent third parties, known as adjudicators. These adjudicators review evidence and/or make investigations, and then make decisions, which determine the outcome of disputes.
Martin Burns, 27 Jun 2017
In my experience, lawyers and other professionals who desire to be commercial mediators are driven by three things. They want to add a new product to their service offering, they yearn for the challenge of doing something new and intellectually challenging, and they want to get paid for doing mediations.
Martin Burns, 10 May 2017
People who act as expert witnesses perform a crucial role in judicial proceedings.
Martin Burns, 24 Apr 2017
In this time of changing economic and political direction, it is important that chartered surveyors acting as sole practitioners evolve and adapt their services and skills to enable their businesses to survive and thrive.
© RICS 2018
© RICS 2018