Chartered Institute of Arbitrators Membership for Trinity Family Barrister

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

Membership enables Katherine 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. Katherine joins Trinity's other Family arbitration barristers, Brian Mather and Timothy Spain.

A qualified Arbitrator may be instructed by both sides jointly to provide an arbitral decision of any particular point in dispute. 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 offers extensive arbitration facilities at its Chambers and indeed has undertaken arbitrations at hired venues and solicitors’ offices across the UK. Fixed fees can be agreed in advance providing clients with costs certainty and transparency. Other advantages of arbitration include – speed, flexibility, confidentiality, finality and versatility in terms of venue, timings etc. More recently a Children's Arbitration Scheme has also been introduced.

Katherine is a member of Trinity's Family and Matrimonial Finance and Court of Protection teams and joins Chambers' Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) group.

If you require further details regarding Arbitration please contact Family and Civil Clerk, Steve Preen on 0191 245 9551 or email

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