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Further IBA post for Andrew Mackenzie
Andrew Mackenzie, chief executive of the Scottish Arbitration Centre, has been appointed to the Council of the International Bar Association Section on Public & Professional Interest (IBA SPPI).
The IBA SPPI constitutes a wide array of projects, activities, committees and other entities focusing on issues and professional interests that make the practice of law a profession and not only an occupation. It promotes an interchange of information and views about the public and professional interest activities of the legal profession worldwide, and supports and promotes those activities. It is part of the IBA's Public and Professional Interest Division, which also comprises the IBA Bar Issues Commission and the IBA Human Rights Institute.
Mr Mackenzie will continue in his role as co-chair of the IBA Access to Justice & Legal Aid Committee, one of the committees of the SPPI.
Brandon Malone, chairman of the board of the Scottish Arbitration Centre, commented: “The board congratulates Andrew on his appointment. Andrew and I have represented the Centre at a number of IBA conferences, and it is clear that one of the great strengths of the IBA is its global reach. Andrew has been continually promoted within the IBA committee structure and has worked hard to deliver successful international projects for the IBA, whilst ensuring Scotland has a strong voice.”
- The Scottish Arbitration Centre has co-hosted the first event held outside London by the London Council for International Arbitration. The LCIA Tribunal Secretaries Roadshow took place at Burness Paull's office in Edinburgh and included a role play with prominent members of the Scottish and international arbitration community taking on the role of arbitrators and counsel. Andrew Mackenzie commented: "The role play proved useful and engaging, focusing on alleviating concerns regarding the use of tribunal secretaries. It also brought to light substantial cost and efficiency benefits they can provide to both parties and arbitrators."