Scottish Arbitration Survey results published
The Scottish Arbitration Survey, a combined initiative of the Law Society of Scotland, the University of Aberdeen and Burness Paull LLP, has issued its first set of results.
The Survey’s aim is to provide core statistics regarding arbitration in Scotland.
The first report covers the period from 1 July 2013 to 30 June 2014 and shows statistics relative to the occurrence of arbitrations in Scotland, as well as procedural trends and attitudes, during that time.
It found that “traditional areas of construction and property still dominate the subject matter of arbitrations. Agricultural disputes feature significantly in the data provided by arbitrators. There is evidence of arbitrations being used in new areas, such as family disputes.”
The report also provides commentary on the evolution of arbitration since the Arbitration (Scotland) Act 2010, including the role of the courts and the developing scope for the use of arbitration in Scotland.
More information is available on the University of Aberdeen’s website.