Centre for Justice is the leading dispute resolution service for England and Wales and is based in London.
CFJ is independent and not for profit. It was set up in 2008 to meet the need for a fair, effective and affordable forum to resolve disputes.
CFJ provides individuals, business and the public sector with a way to resolve legal disputes quickly, reliably and cost-efficiently without the need to go to court. CFJ focuses on what people want and what they need.
The CFJ service was set up by a group of innovative lawyers who saw people wanted a less costly, less stressful, less risky and less damaging way to deal with their problems, - one that would offer them a positive experience with positive outcomes.
Based on several years of international research and development, CFJ is a cutting edge service combining and improving on the best of existing mediation and arbitration methods. Most importantly it takes a non-adversarial approach to decide cases and deals direct with the parties.
CFJ also uses mediation, where possible, to help restore relationships and find constructive solutions, which addresses people’s needs and the real problems, not just the narrow issues a court can decide.
For CFJ independence is crucial. CFJ uses an external panel of lawyers. Neither board nor panel have a financial or other interest in CFJ. When a case calls for skills the panel do not have, CFJ finds the most suitable specialist outside its panel to deal with the case.