Arbitration is an effective method of resolving disputes, whereby both parties agree to determination being made in a private tribunal instead of by the courts.
It has long been used as a method for resolving both domestic and international disputes, although it should be noted that the courts’ ability to interfere in an arbitration process varies from jurisdiction to jurisdiction.
The process of arbitration is underpinned by the Arbitration (Scotland) Act 2010, which presents a modern flexible framework for arbitration and seeks to adopt best practice from around the globe. When opting for arbitration in Scotland to resolve a dispute, parties have freedom to choose their arbitrator(s), and benefit from a procedure that should be faster and more flexible than court, and also addresses concerns relating to privacy. The Scottish Arbitration Centre in Edinburgh has facilities for arbitration, mediation and other dispute hearings.
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