Arbitration2022-02-25T11:57:58+00:00

Arbitration and Family Disputes

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Arbitration has been available as a means to resolve family law matters since 2012.

Under this process, a suitably qualified person (an arbitrator) is chosen by the parties or appointed by the Institute of Family Law Arbitrators (IFLA) to adjudicate in a dispute and make an appropriate award or determination.

The arbitrator remains independent and impartial throughout proceedings and the parties agree to abide by the decision that they reach (subject to very limited rights of appeal or challenge.) An agreement that the arbitration will be binding is a prerequisite to the process and will form part of the arbitration agreement signed at the start of proceedings.

To make an appointment to discuss any aspect of Family Law please email or phone 020 8349 0321.

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Arbitration

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Arbitration

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Arbitration extends to many, although not all, types of family dispute. Financial and property disputes and matters relating to children are among the most common issues that an arbitrator may be asked to deal with following the collapse of a relationship. Certain issues such as bankruptcy, insolvency or recognition of a foreign marriage/divorce are not arbitrable.

In certain types of case, once an agreement is reached, the parties will need to apply to the court for a Consent Order to reflect the award or determination made.

Compared to mediation, arbitration is perhaps closer to traditional court proceedings in the way the process is conducted, although it retains the advantage of being confidential, more flexible and often cheaper. Arbitration also tends to take less time to complete.

If you have any further questions about how these systems work or would like further advice please visit our contact us page.

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“Overall, I just want to say a few things as a testimonial to pass on to the partners. I have dealt with a number of solicitors in my time both in my working environment and on personal matters, but the service given by yourself has been exemplary. This is for a number of reasons, firstly my dealings with yourself have always been handled with the upmost professionalism. I also have never felt at any point the need to chase you as you always have been managing every transition and process with an attention to detail that I could not fault. This has been an extremely difficult time for me but the feeling of reliability in your service has helped me greatly through the process. I will be recommending your service and the firm to others in the future.”

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“Please also include that I felt supported throughout. Your advice and guidance instilled a lot of confidence in me which allowed me to get on with my life in the meantime pending the hearing. You were kind and firm in helping me to understand the process.” – Patricia

Supported throughout, Family Law

“Keep up your good work Peter, because I am sure when you finally decide to hang up your daily family law work you will derive great satisfaction when you look back knowing that you have had a positive effect on so many children, parents and grandparents and me.”

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“Thank you for dealing with my case in such a calm and efficient manner.”
Handling of Divorce Filings

“You defused the situation. My husband and I can talk to each other again as parents and the children are much better because of this.”

Friendly and professional, Divorce & Separation

“Many Thanks for all your help during our divorce; this was a very difficult time for me and you helped to make the process much easier.”

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