Using ADR, such as modern arbitration, costs on average less than 10% of the cost of going to court.
Taking modern arbitration, you will only pay a fee for your arbitrator's time and any necessary expenses, such as those of experts and travel. This fee will be shared between the parties.
You can obtain an initial view on what your case is likely to cost by contacting the ADR provider, and a firm estimate once your arbitrator has looked at your case.
Cases are generally resolved in two to three months as opposed to going to court, which can take typically one to two years, or more.
Your arbitrator will provide a firm time estimate, once he has seen the case.
The table shows the cost of the many stages of going to court and how these compare with the more direct approach of modern arbitration
*Our data is based on studies and research carried out by CfJ over the last four years. For further information please contact us.