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What is arbitration and am I eligible for it?


What is arbitration?

Arbitration is a form of alternative dispute resolution, and is available in both family financial disputes or child arrangement disputes. The parties enter into an agreement where they appoint a qualified person, the arbitrator, to make a determination in their dispute. The parties agree that the arbitrator’s decision will be binding on them both. The arbitrator will apply the same law that a Judge would apply in Court proceedings. Arbitration is therefore an alternative to Court proceedings, but should be a much speedier process as the parties can choose their own timetable rather than be subject to the Court’s availability. This is especially relevant in the current climate due to the impact of COVID-19 on the Court system.

Who is eligible for arbitration?

Arbitration is open for a wide range of financial and child arrangement disputes. Speak to a member of our team today to see whether or not arbitration is suitable for your case.

How can we help?

Arbitration follows a similar procedure to Court hearings, and so it is strongly recommended that you take your own legal advice throughout the process. Contact us today on 03331 212345 or to see whether arbitration, or a different alternate dispute resolution method, would be suitable for you. Our specialist team are always looking for ways to resolve your disputes in the most cost-effective and efficient way possible, taking into account your own objectives, and we would be pleased to discuss all available options with you.

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