We’re a team of devoted specialists who believe in the absolute value of arbitration.

Mr Chris Binnington is a registered Professional Engineer who, from 1997 until 2010, served as Chairman of the Association of Arbitrators (Southern Africa) NPC.  He is a Fellow of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers and served as Chairman of the Disciplinary Committee of the Engineering Council of South Africa for four years.  He regularly contributes articles to construction journals and is an accomplished lecturer on commercial and contractual topics.  He specialises in adjudication, arbitration and mediation.  Chris is an Honorary Life Fellow, current Director, and serves on the Rules Committee of the AOA NPC. When not at his desk or on site, you’ll find this avid fly fisherman knee-deep in water.

Mr Alastair Hay is an admitted attorney and a senior partner at Cox Yeats Attorneys. He is a Notary Public, holds a certificate in tax (UKZN), and invests his time pro bono by sitting as a Small Claims Commissioner on a monthly basis, which he has done for the past 32 years. He is a member of the International Bar Association, and a recognised expert in the field of construction law. He is also a specialist in corporate law in the global publication Best Lawyers (, published in the US. Alastair is a longstanding Fellow and a current Director of the Association of Arbitrators (Southern Africa) NPC, current Regional Chairman of the AOA NPC’s KwaZulu-Natal chapter, and he serves on the Finance Committee.