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Fixed fees and windmills

Date:27 NOV 2014
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Family Dispute Resolution Facilitator
There was an even larger than usual turnout at this week's quarterly meeting of the Forum of Family Arbitrators a group in which all IFLA accredited arbitrators are invited to participate. No doubt this was because immediately on from that followed what proved to be a lively joint meeting organised by IFLA and the London Branch of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators. As you may have gathered from the real-time tweets from front-line commentator Andrzej Bojarski those present were treated to spirited stimulating and informative addresses on aspects of commercial and family financial arbitrations from the lofty peaks of Eder and Mostyn JJ and to a well-rounded summary of where family arbitration is at from Grant Howell of Charles Russell Speechlys (our generous hosts for the evening) the Chair of the FFA.

Unsurprisingly Mostyn J firmly mounted on his current hobbyhorse took the opportunity to tilt against hourly rates. See his most recent decision (there have been others since then but you know what I mean)...

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