The RICS Dispute Resolution Professional Group is the home within RICS for members involved in all areas of dispute resolution.


Areas of practice covered by the group include conflict avoidance, arbitration, adjudication, independent expert determination, mediation, expert witness and advocacy services.

The RICS Dispute Resolution Professional Group liaises closely with RICS Dispute Resolution Services (DRS) but the professional group's role is distinct from that of the DRS.

DRS are responsible for the appointment of RICS' third-party dispute resolvers across a range of land, property and construction disputes, and for the training, revalidation and quality control of such appointees.

It's also responsible for a broad range of DR training, and developing new commercial dispute resolution schemes and consultancy services.

RICS Professional Groups are responsible for setting the strategic direction for the future of their specialisms, and for identifying and serving the information needs of their members.

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