Arbitration is a voluntary dispute resolution process where the arbitrator makes the final decision. In Arbitration, people in conflict come together with their legal representatives to agree to the issues in dispute and make their own agreements about their case and how and where it should be conducted with procedural fairness and natural justice. Arbitration lets you decide what needs to be referred to the Arbitrator to decide and how they will make their decision.
At SHAW Dispute Resolution, our Arbitrators have the legal qualifications, background and experience to make considered, thorough judicious decisions about important matters that affect your business, relationships and life. Arbitration takes place in private to preserve the reputation of all involved, and is always conducted as face-to-face discussions where you feel most comfortable and at a time suitable to you.
Our Arbitrators encourage agreement between the parties about what is to be decided, what evidence is needed by when and how the hearing is conducted. We ensure that the parties feel included in the process, and have the confidence to make directions as required to keep the matter on track and progressing forward to the final hearing as quickly as possible. In addition, arbitration offers an independent process with a certain outcome and certainty of costs before the hearing. This allows you to manage your time, calendar and conflict resolution, which leads to the best of both worlds by combining the law and a dispute resolution process that you have a say in.
From start to finish, arbitration is faster than waiting your turn on the litigation conveyor belt waiting for a trial and then a judgement. Arbitration can take five weeks to six months to resolve all concerns, depending on the nature of the dispute and the number of parties involved. As a result of choosing arbitration you can make decisions about the terms of the dispute to be resolved and get a binding legal decision quickly, minimise your long term stress and avoid the uncertain costs of a court process. This leaves you to get on with your business, relationships and life.
Thank you to Ali and your team for your prompt actions in organising the mediation. I have received amazing feedback from those involved about Ali’s calming but methodical approach to ensuring that everyone had the opportunity to be heard, raise their concerns and come up with solutions. I am confident that with Ali’s help we have put in place a plan for future success. Thanks again for helping us work through the issues and get this great outcome for all.