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International Arbitration Diploma

Through a combination of online workshops and face-to-face sessions, this blended learning course will enhance an individual's knowledge of the value of mediation as an alternative to traditional dispute resolution procedures.

Only 8 delegate spaces are available - don't miss out!

Course Duration:
12 months
Fri 1 Nov 2019 - Mon 30 Nov 2020
09:00 AM - 03:00 PM
Online and face-to-face sessions
150 hours formal CPD


The course is structured as a distance learning blended course delivered through the RICS Online Academy, with video and live online interactive tutorials, as well as face to face tutorials. Candidates will be required to pass two written assessments.

The course is split into 11 comprehensive study modules plus revision sessions, introduced at approximately monthly intervals over 12 months.

Candidates enrolled on the course will be supplied with a copy of the compulsory reading material, ‘International Arbitration’ by Redfern and Hunter. Further practical experience and mentoring would be recommended for those seeking to practise as an arbitrator.

RICS is actively recruiting for all types of dispute resolvers and expert witnesses to join the RICS President’s Panel of Dispute Resolvers & Expert Witnesses.

Arbitration is a popular dispute resolution mechanism in this region and we are keen to have more built environment specialist arbitrators on the panel.

Learning Outcomes

This Diploma qualification will be one of the criteria for acceptance onto the panel. The arbitration qualifications have been developed by the RICS International Arbitration Working Party consisting of:

  • Rowan Planterose (Chair) LLB MA,Solicitor FCIArb, Chartered Arbitrator (former practising Barrister)
  • Mark Entwistle LLB FRICS FCIOB FCIArb, Barrister FCIArb, Chartered Arbitrator
  • Franco Mastrandrea LLB MSc PhD FRICSFCIArb, Barrister, Chartered Arbitrator
  • Victor Leginsky, Independent Arbitrator
  • Pierre Burger, Attorney, Werksman Attorneys
  • Dean Wright, Attorney, Schindlers Attorneys


  • RICS Professionals ZAR33500
  • Non-RICS Professionals ZAR36000
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