Why Choose Mediation-Arbitration in Ottawa
There are many reasons people are now referring to mediation-arbitration rather than the courts. Arbitration offers many benefits over litigation, because arbitration is:
- Faster– generally there is no delay between readiness for trial and hearing date, and a tight schedule can be established to ensure a quick hearing.
- Less expensive – in litigation parties pay filing fees, copy fees, response filing fees and more, which are not required in arbitration.
- More flexible – arbitration can be scheduled around the needs and availabilities of the parties involved, making it more flexible than mandated court dates.
Parties have greater control in arbitration matters because they can choose their arbitrator as well as when, where and how the matter will be decided. Arbitration can also help parties avoid hostility, because they are usually encouraged to participate fully in and even help structure the resolution. If you think your legal dispute would be better handled through mediation-arbitration in Ottawa rather than litigation, contact Julie I. Guindon.