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Cost & time involved

What will it cost?

Using ADR costs on average less than 10% of the cost of going to court.

Taking modern arbitration as an example, you will be charged for the arbitrator’s time and any necessary expenses, such as the use of experts. This cost will be shared with the other parties. Please contact us for an initial view of what a case is likely to cost.

Fixed fees are available for some cases.  (See below cost comparison for examples and the difference between going to court and going to ADR, taken from CfJ trials.  See also How does it save so much).   

Your arbitrator will give you a firm estimate once he has looked at the case.

How long will it take?

An outcome is usual with ADR in two to three months.  Court cases typically take one to two years or more.

Your ADR provider will give you a firm time estimate, once they have seen the case.

Cost comparison

How ADR costs compare with going to court in a typical case as shown by CfJ trials​:

Time and Cost Comparison Comparison table

Why the difference?

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*.

Comparison chart

*Our data is based on studies and research carried out by CfJ over the last four years.  For further information please contact us.

If you would like to find out any more, please get in touch. A member of our team will be happy to assist you with any questions. Call us on 020 7849 6963