Arbitration is a way to resolve disputes efficiently. Promoted as a way to resolve disputes, time and cost efficiently, proponents of Arbitration commonly point to a number of advantages it offers over litigation, court hearings, and trials.
Usually cheaper than litigation
Faster than litigation
Simplified rules of evidence and procedure
ARBITRATION MAINTAINS RELATIONSHIPS
ARBITRATION IS BENEFICIAL FOR LAWYERS
ARBITRATION RESULTS IN BINDING AWARDS
SHAW Arbitration Awards
When we decide through Arbitration, we publish an Award and the reasons for the Award. This is legally binding.
Our Awards are a similar standard of a judicial officer’s reasons to avoid any challenge to adequacy of the reasons. We ensure that all the relevant issues are dealt with comprehensively. Our reasons explain why some evidence is accepted and other evidence was rejected because we believe you are entitled to know. We avoid bare conclusions.
Alison Shaw of SHAW Mediation successfully mediated a contract and building works dispute for one of our clients. I found the mediation to be useful in requiring the disputing parties to be in one place at one time, allowing each side to express their position (and even vent their frustrations) whilst being kept in line by an experienced mediator. It was by no means certain to me beforehand that the matter would resolve at the mediation, but Alison’s guidance and systematic approach facilitated a commercial settlement. I am confident the parties would not have reached a better outcome if they had gone to court. I rate highly the mediation process used by Alison Shaw in this matter, and would recommend her to other clients considering mediation in the future.