The Scottish Arbitration Survey is the combined initiative of the University of Aberdeen, Burness Paull LLP and the Law Society of Scotland. Its mission is to provide core statistics regarding arbitration in Scotland. Report No 1 covers the period from 1 July 2013 to 30 June 2014 and it provides statistics relative to the occurrence of arbitrations in Scotland during that period; procedural trends and attitudes. The Report also provides commentary on the evolution of arbitration since the Arbitration (Scotland) Act 2010, including the role of the courts and the developing scope for the use of arbitration in Scotland.
The Report can be accessed by clicking here.
It is intended to follow up Report No 1, with further surveys, to provide statistical information on trends over time. The next survey will be undertaken in early 2016 to cover the calendar year 2015.
Once interested parties have had an opportunity to read the Report over the Summer period, we will arrange presentations and discussions on the lessons that might be drawn from the information and statistics collected. Amongst those will be a seminar in November in the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (Scottish Branch) seminar series. We will publish further details of these events on this webpage in due course and we would encourage you to participate in this debate.