Stable Director Calum MacNeill QC has qualified as a Member of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators, the leading professional membership organisation representing the interests of alternative dispute practitioners worldwide with a membership (including associate members) of 13,000 in more than 120 countries. In order to qualify for membership (MCIArb) Calum undertook a stand-alone module in International Commercial Arbitration at the University of Dundee comprising nine essays and an end-of-module assignment designed to demonstrate a knowledge and understanding of private dispute-resolution internationally. His work was graded in the top band of “Very Good” overall, with a 90% mark in the final assignment.
Calum, who called to the bar in 1992 and took silk in 2007, said “Having spent so many years steeped in domestic litigation, it has been fascinating and refreshing to learn of different ways of dealing with commercial conflicts with international dimensions when court is a last resort. The next move is to make an attempt at qualifying for Fellowship of the Institute which I aim to start as soon as possible. Membership is just the first step in what is possible in this area.”
Westwater Advocates principal clerk Sheila Westwater added “This superb achievement by someone as experienced as Calum is an excellent example to all our members of the value of continually seeking out fresh opportunities to advance their talents and skills. I am sure that this qualification will enhance Calum’s already formidable reputation”.