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Dispute Resolution Services

Dispute resolution services

The Chartered Institute of Arbitrators appoints and nominates Arbitrators, Mediators, Conciliators, or Expert Determination in the matter of all types of disputes, whether it is commercial, consumer, contractual, family, business, employer/employee, insurance, property, partnership, or otherwise.

Dispute Resolution services offered:

Arbitration – an alternative to Court

The most common method of dispute  resolution provided by the Branch is Arbitration. However, there is a  growing use of mediation and other forms of ADR.

The process of arbitration has many advantages over litigation or other  forms of adjudication and dispute resolution in appropriate cases.

      • Flexibility:
        The arbitrator is  typically chosen by the parties or nominated by a trusted third party.
      • Specialist Knowledge:
        The arbitrator will usually have a specialist knowledge of the field  of activity.
      • Efficiency:
        The parties can decide on the location, language and to a great  extent, the timing of the hearing to facilitate the parties and their  witnesses.
      • Informality:
        The process is less formal than court.
      • Certainty:
        The arbitral award is binding and enforceable.
      • Finality:
        The arbitral award is final and cannot be appealed.
      • Speed:
        Expedition results in cost savings.
      • Privacy:
        Arbitral awards are private and do not become binding  precedents.

In Ireland arbitration has been  governed by the Arbitration Acts 1954-1998. The new Arbitration Act 2010  has been passed and came into effect on 8 June 2010.  It provides a  structural legal framework for both domestic and international  arbitrations. The Arbitration (International Commercial) Act 1998  introduced the UNCITRAL Model Law as the procedural framework for  international arbitrations.