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Cost & time involved

Using  ADR, such as modern arbitration, costs on average less than 10% of the cost of going to court.

Taking modern arbitration, you will only pay a fee for your arbitrator's time and any necessary expenses, such as those of experts and travel.  This fee will be shared between the parties.

You can obtain an initial view on what your case is likely to cost by contacting the ADR provider, and a firm estimate once your arbitrator has looked at your case.

How long will it take

Cases are generally resolved in two to three months as opposed to going to court, which can take typically one to two years, or more.

Your arbitrator will provide a firm time estimate, once he has seen the case.

How modern arbitration costs compare to going to court

How modern arbitration costs compare with going to court in a typical case as shown by CfJ trials:

Time and Cost Comparison Comparison table

Why the difference?

The table shows the cost of the many stages of going to court and how these compare with the more direct approach of modern arbitration

Comparison chart

*Our data is based on studies and research carried out by CfJ over the last four years.  For further information please contact us.

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