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Resolution and arbitration

Arbitration is a form of alternative dispute resolution available where parties agree to resolve their differences by appointing an independent arbiter to resolve their dispute.

Clear advice

Arbitration is an alternative to court action and quite often the commercial contracts you sign will contain arbitration clauses which provide for compulsory arbitration. In these cases our litigation team relies on its experience in arbitration and other kinds of alternative dispute resolution to give you the clear advice you need on your prospects of success, the procedure involved and the cost of it.

More about our service

We want to resolve disputes for our clients in the most practical, appropriate and cost effective way. What marks us out as a dispute resolution team is our understanding of the variety of options available to resolve issues in an innovative and appropriate way.

Having been involved in the development of the Arbitration (Scotland) Act 2010, we are ideally suited to assist you with the arbitration process.  Both Lisa Dromgoole and David Hossack are members of the Chartered Institute of Arbiters (MCiArb). Morton Fraser partners are regularly asked to act as arbitrators in commercial or corporate disputes.

Our approach to fees

We understand the importance of providing fee clarity and value for money. We offer fixed fee packages for a variety of different areas of work from providing initial advice, preparation for and submission of arbitration proceedings to conducting advocacy at any hearing on your behalf. If it is not possible to provide a fixed fee then we will provide a clear indication of the likely fee based on an agreed scope of work.