Arbitrator appointment to all-female ODR panel for 3PB’s Angela Grahame QC (Scot)
3rd June 2020
3PB personal injury and clinical negligence silk Angela Grahame QC (Scot) is delighted to have been appointed as an arbitrator on the all-female, panel of Edinburgh-based Squaring Circles, which aims to “do disputes differently”.
Founded by solicitor and mediator, Rachael Bicknell, the online dispute resolution business is aimed at providing an alternative to taking matters through the courts and is launched at a time when the COVID-19 pandemic is driving demand for technology-led alternatives to traditional face-to-face dispute resolution and court processes. It uses purpose built ODR technology not previously available in the UK market, to offer what they Squaring Circles say is a first-of-its-kind, fully online service.
Squaring Circles has signed the Arbitration Pledge to show its commitment to equal representation in arbitration. Angela is joined on the panel by other dispute resolution specialists, Susanne Tanner QC (Scot), director of Ampersand Advocates , Gillian Carmichael Lemaire, a member of the Paris Bar; Sheila Webster, partner at Davidson Chalmers Stewart; and Pamela Lyall, a former Mediator of the Year in Scotland.
Angela said: “Online dispute resolution is already in place and busy at 3PB, for example with their family arbitration team and virtual FDR. I’m thrilled to be appointed to this civil and commercial dispute resolution services panel alongside the other distinguished specialists. This is an exciting new venture and is a good champion of female talent in online dispute resolution in Scotland.”
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