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Access to this website is conditional upon your acceptance of and compliance with the terms, conditions, notices and disclaimers contained in this document (known as "Terms and Conditions"). Your use of, and/or access to, the site constitutes your agreement to the Terms and Conditions.

The Chartered Institute of Arbitrators Irish Branch (“the Institute”) reserves the right to amend the Terms and Conditions at any time. Since you are bound by these Terms and Conditions, you should periodically refer to them in this document and elsewhere on the site.

All rights not expressly granted herein are reserved.


The contents of this website are for informational purposes only. The information contained in may contain technical or typographical errors. The Institute accepts no liability arising from such inaccuracies or incomplete information.


No mention of any organisation, company or individual on these pages, or on any pages to which there are links on these pages, implies any approval or warranty as to the standing and capability of any such organisation, company or individual by the Institute and independent legal advice should be taken before any appointment or nomination.


Every precaution has been taken to ensure secure banking facilities by using the latest encrypted security software from a reputable supplier. However the security of information and payments transmitted by the Internet cannot be guaranteed. You are liable for all transactions carried out by you or by anyone carrying out a transaction with your authority or express or implied consent, regardless of when the transaction is processed to your account. Losses resulting from online transactions will be borne solely and exclusively by the user and under no circumstances will any such losses in whole or part be borne by the Institute.

Please note when you book an event on this site with your credit card it will be debited immediately even though the event may be some weeks away. Your reservation will be confirmed by email.

Using the online payments facility on this website indicates that you accept these terms. If you do not accept these terms do not use this payments facility and contact the main office for alternative payment methods. We cannot accept liability for a payment not reaching the intended account due to a user quoting an incorrect account number. We cannot accept liability if payment is refused or declined by the credit/debit card supplier (due to the user quoting incorrect card details or other reasons). If the credit/debit card supplier declines payment, the Institute is under no obligation to bring this fact to the user's attention. Users should check with their bank/credit/debit card supplier that payment has been deducted from their account.

Any information displayed in this Online Payment Facility in respect of an amount due from the user is for guidance only. The definitive amount payable will be notified to the user via the relevant office within the Institute.

All payments made through this Online Payment Facility must be made in Euro (€). Any currency conversion costs or other charges incurred in making the payment or in processing a refund shall be borne by the user or the third party making payment, and shall not be deductible from the amount due to the Institute.

Confirmation of Payment

You will receive a confirmation of your payment by email as well as an on screen confirmation after you make the payment. The payment of any sums intended to be in respect of Fees by or on behalf of the user does not in itself indicate the existence of a contract between the Institute and the user which contract shall only come into being when the Institute has given notification of acceptance of the relevant booking or otherwise by the Institute. In the event that any payment made via the Institute’s online payment system is to be refunded (either fully or in part) the Institute will endeavour to make the refund to the card account or bank account from which the refundable payment was made. If, for reasons beyond the Institute's control, refund cannot be made to the originating card/bank account, the refund will be made to the user.

The Institute shall not be liable for any failure by the user of this online payment system to properly protect data from being seen on their screen by other persons or otherwise obtained by such other persons, during the Online Payment process or in respect of any omission to provide accurate information in the course of the Online Payment process.

The user should check their statements and records carefully. If the user believes a transaction is wrong or unauthorised the user should contact the Institute immediately.


All information, web design and arrangement, text, material, graphics, advertisements and all other material on the site ("Content") are Copyright © of the Institute, its suppliers and/or licensors unless expressly indicated otherwise on the site.

You must not modify, copy, reproduce, republish, frame, upload to a third party, post, transmit or distribute this Content in any way except as expressly provided for on the site or expressly authorised in writing by the Institute. Strictly on the condition that you keep all Content intact and in the same form as presented on the site (including without limitation all copyright, trade mark and other proprietary notices and all advertisements), you may:

a) using an industry-standard Web browser, download and view the Content for your personal, non-commercial use, or

b) if you are an Internet service and/or access provider, supply the Content to your subscriber.

You must not use the site in any manner or for any purpose which is unlawful or in any manner which violates any right of the Institute or which is prohibited by the Terms of Use.


All trademarks displayed on the site are trademarks of the Institute or their respective owners. Nothing contained on the site should be construed as granting any license or right of use of any trademark displayed on the site without the express written permission of the Institute or third party owner.

Brand names, product names, registered trademarks, and titles featured within this website are the property of their relevant holders. Permission for use of these above mentioned must be sought through the respective holder, and moreover any such use may constitute an infringement of the holders' rights.


The site contains hyperlinks and other pointers to Internet web sites operated by third parties. These linked web sites are not under the control of the Institute, and the Institute is not responsible for the contents of any linked web site or any hyperlink contained in a linked web site. The Institute provides these hyperlinks to you as a convenience only, and the inclusion of any link does not imply any endorsement of the linked web site by the Institute.

Limitation of liability

Under no circumstances (including but not limited to any act or omission on the part of the Institute) will the Institute be liable for any indirect, incidental, special and/or consequential damages or loss of profits whatsoever which result from any use or access of, or any inability to use or access, the site or any Content. You expressly acknowledge and agree that the Institute does not exert control over users of the site (including individuals referred to on the site as guests and experts) and is not liable either for their opinions or their behaviour including any information and/or advice and any defamatory statements or offensive conduct.

We accept no liability in either contract, tort, negligence, statutory duty or otherwise (to the maximum extent permitted by applicable law) arising out of the use of or access to this website any errors or omissions contained in this website or by reason of the website being unavailable and we shall not be liable for any direct or indirect:

  • economic losses (including, without limitation, loss of revenues, data, profits, contracts, use, opportunity, business or anticipated savings);
  • loss of goodwill or reputation;
  • special, incidental, consequential loss or damage, suffered or incurred, arising out of or in connection with, your use of this website and these terms and conditions.

Access to and use of this website is at the user's own risk and we do not warrant that the use of this website or any material downloaded from it will not cause damage to any property, or otherwise minimise or eliminate the inherent risks of the internet including but not limited to loss of data, computer virus infection, spyware, malicious software, Trojans and worms. Also, we accept no liability in respect of losses or damages arising out of changes made to the content of this website by unauthorised third parties.

Web site Availability

The Institute will make all reasonable effort to ensure that the site is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week. However, electronic services are subject to interruption or breakdown. Therefore, access to our web site is offered on an "as is" and "as available" basis only.


The terms set out in these pages shall be governed and construed in accordance with, laws of the Republic of Ireland and the user irrevocably agrees that the Courts of the Republic of Ireland shall have non-exclusive jurisdiction to settle any disputes that may arise concerning the use by the user of this site or any issues arising directly or indirectly in that regard. If any provision of these terms is determined by a Court of competent jurisdiction to be invalid or unenforceable in whole or in part, the validity and the enforceability of the remainder of the provision in question and of the remaining provisions of these terms shall be separate and several and construed and enforceable accordingly and shall continue in full force and effect.

The user agree to use this site only for lawful purposes, and in a manner which does not infringe the rights of, or restrict or inhibit the use and enjoyment of this site by any third party, such restriction or inhibition includes, without limitation, conduct which is unlawful, or which may harass or cause distress or inconvenience to any person and the transmission of obscene or offensive content or disruption of normal flow of dialogue within this site.

No warranty is given that the functions contained in the material on this site:

  • will be uninterrupted or error free,
  • that defects will be corrected,
  • represents the full functionality, accuracy, reliability of the materials.

No warranty is given that this site or the server that makes it available are free of viruses or bugs.