Martin Burns

Head 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:

  • Formulating and presenting ideas for developing ADR products into global markets
  • Building sustainable and mutually productive relationships with governments and industry bodies
  • Business planning, and creating viable route to market strategies, for RICS ADR products and services
  • Acting as a source of expertise and knowledge on dispute avoidance, management and resolution matters

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