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Dispute Resolution Service

The IET aids the legal profession by nominating expert witnesses to present technical information in court.

Expert witnesses, arbitrators and adjudicators

The IET serves the specialist requirements of the legal profession by nominating expert witnesses to present technical information in court. Furthermore, the model forms of contract have for many years included a section which permits the President of the Institution to appoint suitable members to arbitrate when a dispute occurs. A further extension was made in 1998 with the appointment of the IEE as an adjudicator nominating body (ANB) for disputes in the construction industry; this has been carried forward into the IET.

The President's List of the IET is the source of neutral individuals qualified to resolve disputes or to act as expert witnesses, arbitrators and adjudicators in all areas of electrical engineering (including ICT), and manufacturing. This service does not include legal advice or advice relating to employment or professional indemnity.

The List is not published. Requests for nominations/appointments should be made to:

Tel: +44 (0)1438 765689

 

Criteria for appointment to the President's List

The minimum personal requirements for members seeking appointment to the President's List are:

  • They must be a Chartered Engineer and a Fellow of the IET.

Prior to appointment they must:

  • Provide evidence of competence in those areas of electrical engineering or manufacturing in which they claim to be proficient, supported by a recent example of their work and a reference.

Members wishing to be nominated as adjudicators or arbitrators must in addition:

  • Be a corporate member of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators or,
  • Provide evidence of education/training and competence, or exemptions that would ordinarily satisfy the requirements for corporate membership of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators.

Following appointment they must provide annual evidence that they remain in full time employment in those areas of electrical engineering, manufacturing and disputes resolution in which they claim to be proficient.

Members seeking appointment to the President's List should contact Alan Berry using the contact details above.