A boost for arbitration

Divorce|April 23rd 2019

Arbitration has been available for a number of years to resolve disagreements over arrangements for children when a marriage breaks down and also disputes with regard to finances.

It offers many advantages over the Court system (including speed, cost and flexibility) which is becoming slower and slower and as a result, more expensive.

Arbitration in family law cases received a significant boost in a decision by Mr Justice Moor in the High Court very recently.

The Judge was concerned with an application as to what questions should be put to an expert accountant, but the main point is that he was clearly frustrated by the valuable time of High Court Judges being wasted and endorsed arbitration as a much better way of resolving issues such as the those he had to consider.

Arbitration has been available as a means of dispute resolution for financial issues since 2012 and in relation to children since 2016.

As the largest specialist family law firm in the country, Stowe Family Law is proud to have two family arbitrators:

Graham Coy, London Chancery Lane, graham.coy@stowefamilylaw.co.uk, 020 7421 3300

Gareth Curtis, central Manchester, gareth.curtis@stowefamilylaw.co.uk, 0161 359 5534

Family Arbitration is run under The Institute of Family Law Arbitrators and their website provides some very useful guides to the procedure in relation to financial issues and the procedure in relation to problems concerning children.

Graham Coy

23 April 2019

Graham is based at the firm's London Chancery Lane office. His career as a family law specialist has spanned three decades. He is an experienced advocate, mediator and arbitrator who has worked in all areas of family law.

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