Cost of arbitration vs court – Why choose Barrister For Me?

In the case of family disputes, arbitration is a method of Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) whereby you ask a qualified independent third party to make a decision for you and agree to be bound by that decision. Arbitration offers benefits in that you or your legal representative can set out your case and ask questions of the other side without going to court, and a decision will be sent to you in the form of a high quality written judgment. It is much quicker and a lot less expensive than going to court.

One of the most attractive reasons for coming to Barrister For Me is that our fees are transparent and fixed – you always know how much you will have to pay to us before the process begins and there is no risk, as can happen in court proceedings, that those costs spiral out of control.

The other thing that sets us apart is that we are friendly and approachable, and available to you at evenings and weekends to fit in with your schedule.

Your case will be dealt with efficiently and fairly by professionals who are experts in the law relating to children. You can read more about our Arbitrators by clicking on their photos below. If you choose us, your hearing could be listed at a mutually agreed venue or in our building within days or weeks.

Our fees for a complete arbitration are £2,500 (including VAT but excluding any room hire and expert fees). Fees are shared between the parties. If the evidence is already prepared and just one short hearing is required, or if your dispute can be determined by the arbitrator reading a statement from each party, our fees will be lower. These costs are significantly lower than the cost of proceedings through the Family Court, which can exceed £10,000.

The family barristers on this website are able to represent you at arbitrations and you will also see arbitrators who you could choose to determine your dispute. If you would like to appoint a barrister or an arbitrator please contact our clerks for a simple guide to the process and an idea of fees.

Julie Stather MCIArb  | Family Arbitration

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Upon receiving your enquiry a public access clerk will contact you within 24 hours to discuss your case in further detail. Please see our 4 steps outlining the process of instructing a public access barrister with Barrister For Me.

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