Chartered Institute of Arbitrators Membership for Trinity Barristers

Trinity Family barrister Brian Mather has been admitted as a member of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (CIArb). 

Membership will enable him to conduct family law arbitrations and make binding Orders under the Institute of Family Law Arbitrators (IFLA) rules in family proceedings, including Ancillary Relief/Matrimonial Finance and Trusts of Land & Appointment of Trustees Act 1996 matters. As with Trinity's other arbitration barristers, Brian Mather sits as Deputy District Judge.

A qualified Arbitrator may be instructed by both sides jointly to provide an Early Neutral Evaluation of any particular point in dispute, this may be a useful complement to Collaborative law. Family arbitration applies to financial and property disputes arising from marriage and its breakdown – including financial provision on divorce, judicial separation or nullity; Civil partnership and its breakdown; Co-habitation and its termination.

Trinity are able to offer extensive arbitration facilities in both Newcastle and Middlesbrough, fixed fees can be agreed in advance.

Brian Mather is a member of Trinity's CostsCourt of ProtectionFamily and Matrimonial Finance teams and joins Chambers' Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) group.

If you require further details regarding Arbitration please contact Senior Clerk, Alison Dickason on 0191 245 9590 or email

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