CIDD is one of the Channel Island institutions for commercial dispute resolution. CIDD provides efficient, flexible and impartial administration of arbitration and other ADR proceedings, in London, Channel Islands and remotely, using experienced arbitrators, mediators and experts all of whom have at least 7 years of experience as solicitors or barristers and with the widest range of expertise.
Arbitrators in CIDD are given greater powers than some arbitral bodies in that they are required to carry out an investigation onto the claims made by the parties, reflecting the Lex Normanica Investigating Judges. This means that the arbitrators will ensure that, even if a case is undefended, the Claimant’s case is fully examined just as it would be in a cross-examination and that the arbitrators are empowered to carry their own investigations into the evidence presented and the law. This has meant that in previous cases, where Claimants have presented misleading cases, even though the case was undefended, the Claimant lost their case.
Another advantage of CIDD Arbitration is that it operates like a county Court and where a party is not legally represented, the Arbitrator will assist unrepresented parties to develop their case.
The CIDD dispute resolution services are available to all contracting parties, without any membership requirements and subject to very low administration charges in order to ensure cost-effective services, not based on sums in issue. A simple registration fee is payable with the Request for Arbitration and, thereafter, hourly rates are applied by the arbitrators and by CIDD.
The rules are simple and flexible and our recommended set is set out here.