Conflicts of interest for members acting as dispute resolvers (UK)

This guidance note covers the appointment of surveyors as arbitrators, independent experts, mediators, adjudicators and other dispute resolvers.

Surveyors may be appointed as dispute resolvers either by private agreement between the parties in dispute, or via RICS or other formal appointing parties, such as the Law Society or the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (CIArb).

The aim of this 2nd edition guidance note is to provide advice on dealing with possible conflicts of interest to surveyors who are appointed to resolve disputes. It also helps all parties involved in a dispute to understand the main principles and considerations, and to be aware of when an involvement may develop into a conflict of interest.

This 2nd edition guidance note is effective from 1 February 2021.