This section features the latest news, comments and press releases from our offices around the world, covering all aspects of surveying practice and also current developments within RICS.
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Alessandra De Lisio, 26 Apr 2017
The length, costs and uncertainty of litigation is leading to an increased use of mediation to settle disputes out of court. How does it work in practice?
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.
06 Nov 2017
A formal Strategic Alliance (Alliance) has been agreed between the Australian Property Institute (API) and Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS).
21 Sep 2017
The RICS ADR Product Group Director, John Fletcher, been invited to speak alongside the Shadow Minister for International Trade, Bill Esterson MP, at the Labour Party Conference in Brighton on Monday at an event organised by The New Statesman to explore the potential of alternative dispute resolution (ADR) to assist small business.
19 Oct 2017
RICS and the Centre for Effective Dispute Resolution partnered to deliver a masterclass in support of Mediation Awareness Week 2017, which is running from 14-20 October.
04 May 2017
Construction has justifiably earned a reputation as one of the most conflict and dispute ridden of all industries. And despite the efforts to promote a less adversarial culture on our building sites, evidence suggests that disputes are becoming more protracted.
Martin Burns, 23 Mar 2016
As part of our series looking at the different types of dispute avoidance and resolution mechanisms, find out why training is only the first step on the journey to working as a mediator.
19 May 2015
Kevan Carrick FRICS Founder and Chairman of JK Property Consultants in Newcastle explains how his firm benefits from global demand for his services as a Chartered Surveyor.
Laura Lindberg, 20 Mar 2017
MIPIM 2017 (14–16 March) was crucial for us to spead our message to and engage with the most influential professionals from all sectors of the international property industry.
Laura Lindberg, 14 Jun 2017
This spring we were in the headlines of leading European media with regards to global standards on conflict of interest, valuation and property measurement.
Laura Lindberg, 01 Jun 2017
PROVADA is the most important meeting point for developers, investors, financiers, advisers, housing corporations, city officials and end-users in the Dutch real estate sector, taking place in the RAI in Amsterdam.
05 Jun 2017
In 2013, the projected growth in London’s population led to the demand for Transport for London (TfL) to expand the capital’s rail network and open up areas for new development to increase access to jobs and social opportunities.
Martin Burns, 10 May 2017
People who act as expert witnesses perform a crucial role in judicial proceedings in the UK. Judges and other tribunals depend on their opinions to understand technical evidence before them, and thus make informed decisions. However, in recent years the role of expert witness has become more onerous and the demands of instructing parties have increased.
11 Sep 2015
New regulations are coming into force that will alter the way that consumer ADR works in the United Kingdom. These regulations require the Ombudsman Services to make some changes to its processes.
07 Jun 2017
Our Dispute Resolution Service has worked in partnership with a coalition of leading construction and engineering professional bodies, and two major employers in the infrastructure space, to launch the new Conflict Avoidance Pledge. The Pledge will be officially launched in London in November.
14 Mar 2017
Professionalism and ethics was the hot topic on day one of MIPIM, as we promoted its importance for the property industry and the market as a whole, getting feedback from investors, occupiers, employers and of course industry leaders. Here’s your snapshot from the first day of MIPIM.
Martin Burns, 02 Oct 2015
Since 1998, there’s been a decline in the use of arbitration to resolve disputes in the UK construction and engineering sector. In response to this, we have taken the lead and designed a new Arbitration Service for Construction and Engineering Disputes.
22 May 2017
RICS have introduced new mandatory requirements on conflicts of interest for the UK land, property, construction and infrastructure industry.
New mandatory requirements on conflicts of interest for land, property, construction and infrastructure industry.
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