The Benefits of Arbitration
In this video, Page Provan Managing Director and Accredited Family Law Specialist, Bruce Provan discusses the benefits of arbitration and why is there a lot more arbitration in family law matters in the last couple of years.
My name is Bruce Provan, I’m the Managing Director at Page Provan, Family and Fertility Lawyers. I want to talk to you today about arbitration.
Arbitration has been around for a while, but in the last couple of years, there have been a lot more arbitrations in family law matters, and this has been encouraged by the court.
There have been amendments to the rules to promote arbitration as a genuine alternative to going to court. Certain lawyers are qualified as arbitrators.
The reasons arbitration is becoming popular is that there are so many delays in the court system, it can take years from the start of the matter until it is finalised.
Whereas for an arbitration, it could be held within a few months, and in general, the arbitrator will deliver an award within 28 days after the arbitration.
So the whole thing can be finished fairly quickly. You also get to choose your arbitrator, whereas in court you don’t get to choose your judge, and the fact that the arbitration can be held reasonably quickly without the same formality as the court proceedings, means that apart from being resolved more quickly, it can be less expensive to the parties.
At Page Provan, we will talk about all the options available to you to resolve your matter. Arbitration is just one of those, and we will talk about all the options and the best options for you throughout your matter to give you the choice on how you want to proceed.