As an independent body with access to the entire profession, the Law Society of Scotland is ideally placed to appoint suitably qualified and experienced arbitrators and adjudicators.
We cover the following areas:
Arbitration is similar to a court but is less formal and held in private. The appointed arbitrator will decide on the outcome of the dispute, 'the final award', which is enforceable like a court judgement.
Adjudication is a short process where the adjudicator must assess the dispute quickly and reach a short-term enforceable provisional decision.
Mediation is where a mediator facilitates a dialogue that aims to reach a solution to avoid starting or continuing legal proceedings. The mediator is an independent and objective third party with specialist skills.
Expert determination is where a person provides an opinion in their professional capacity and is used to resolve disputes quickly and inexpensively, but is not legally binding.
Using our service
There is a fee of £250 plus VAT for appointing an adjudicator, arbitrator or mediator. There is a fee of £150 plus VAT for instructing preparation of an expert report. This fee does not cover the actual cost of the arbitration/mediation which is paid by the parties involved directly to the chosen arbitrator.
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