Using ADR costs on average less than 10% of the cost of going to court.
Taking modern arbitration as an example, you will be charged for the arbitrator’s time and any necessary expenses, such as the use of experts. This cost will be shared with the other parties. Please contact us for an initial view of what a case is likely to cost.
Fixed fees are available for some cases. (See below cost comparison for examples and the difference between going to court and going to ADR, taken from CfJ trials. See also How does it save so much).
Your arbitrator will give you a firm estimate once he has looked at the case.
An outcome is usual with ADR in two to three months. Court cases typically take one to two years or more.
Your ADR provider will give you a firm time estimate, once they have seen the case.
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*.
*Our data is based on studies and research carried out by CfJ over the last four years. For further information please contact us.