'Chern on Dispute Boards' - new book by Cyril Chern

Chambers is pleased to announce the publication of 'Chern on Dispute Boards - Practice & Procedure' which is the only contemporary book dealing exclusively with Dispute Boards, their operations and procedures. In addition to his practice at Chambers, Cyril Chern is a qualified architect/engineer. His experience gained in over 50 Dispute Boards, most as Chairman, allows him to give the reader invaluable practical guidance and advice on the successful operation of all types of dispute boards both in the United Kingdom and internationally. Important features of this book include:

  • analysis of the differences between dispute adjudication boards, dispute resolution Boards and combined Dispute Boards
  • in depth discussion of both the existing and historical international case law on dispute boards including its history under the British Common law, European Civil law, Muslim Sharī'ah law
  • analysis of the differences between the various major standard forms of dispute board rules – FIDIC, International Chamber of Commerce, DBFederation along with sample wording to add to or modify these forms as needed
  • analysis of how referrals are made to dispute boards and sample forms
  • an in-depth discussion of the ethical requirements relating to dispute board members 
  • comparison of board selection techniques with guidelines for implementation and recommendations for the parties
  • sample forms for use in establishing a dispute board • discussion of site visits, how they should be conducted and sample forms
  • general forms for use in operating a dispute board, form agendas, form reports and their use
  • how to use a dispute board as a sounding board for grievances
  • in depth discussion of how to write a decision or recommendation with examples of actual dispute board decisions and recommendations
  • disclosure forms, questionaires for potenetial board members, and comparison of board member agreements and sample forms
  • a discussion of how to effectively use witnesses and the preparation and presentation of witness statements in dispute board hearings
  • forms of notice and procedural rules governing the operation of dispute boards
  • international case studies with claims, responses and decisions
  • analysis of situations requiring the removal of dispute board members and form agreements for their removal
  • discussion of the use of Dispute Boards in areas other than construction.

This book is for anyone who wants to know about dispute boards, wants to implement a dispute board on a project, wants to be a dispute board member, or wants to improve their performance as a dispute board member. Further details of this book can be found at

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