Do I need a lawyer to represent me In Arbitration?

Do I need a lawyer to represent me In Arbitration?

Ian Walker Family Lawyer

It is strongly recommended that each party takes legal advice before entering into the arbitration agreement ARB1CS.

This is to make sure that the parties understand the implications and effect of the arbitration process and of the Determination.

In other words, to be clear that everyone understands that Arbitration is legally binding.

Also so that the parties understand that they must follow the procedure set down by the Arbitrator – and if they do not, they could be cost penalties or a determination could be made simply on the other person’s information – if they decide to opt out.

On signing the Form ARB1CS parties are asked to confirm that they have been advised as the nature and effect of the arbitration agreement.

Being represented by a lawyer at the Arbitration Hearing can be more effective

Because Arbitration has some similarities with court proceedings, being represented by a lawyer may be the most effective way to present a case and legal arguments.

Ultimately – representation is not compulsory

But ultimately, the answer is: No – a party entering arbitration does not need a lawyer to represent them.

We our conscious that the cost of legal representation can be very expensive and is not affordable for everyone.

We are able to supply templates for statements

For clients choosing to arbitrate through our arbitration service, we will supply templates for statements – to assist clients presenting their information in a similar way and which is focused on the issues between them and the factors that the Arbitrator will need to take into account when making their determination.


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