Family Arbitration Promotion

As our contribution to this year’s National Dispute Resolution Week (25 to 29 November) the members of are offering a fixed fee promotion for straightforward arbitrations where the final hearing will not exceed one day. To be eligible the arbitration must commence by 20 December 2013.

We strongly believe that family arbitration offers a versatile, swift and effective way of resolving disputes where the parties are unable for whatever reason to arrive at an agreed outcome, and where they wish to avoid the stress, delay and uncertainties involved in going to court. We would like to encourage more individuals – lay clients and family law professionals alike – to experience these benefits.

Our fixed fees for the period of the promotion are:

  • Peter Singer – £2,000
  • Gavin Smith – £1,750
  • Rhys Taylor – £1,500

plus, in each case, VAT and any disbursements at cost.

This offer is subject to our individual terms and conditions, which are available from our clerks. They will be happy to answer any queries. Peter Singer’s clerk at 1 Hare Court is Steve McCrone (; Gavin Smith’s, also at 1 Hare Court, is Luke Carvalho (; and Rhys Taylor’s at 30 Park Place is Helen Dench ( or at 36 Bedford Row is Danny Chapman (

To ensure absolute impartiality please share with your opposite number all oral and written communications with your proposed arbitrator and our clerks. Likewise, every communication from us and from our clerks will go to both parties’ solicitors.

As is our usual practice, we will not accept appointment as arbitrator until we have held a pre-commitment, introductory meeting, which we offer free of charge.

For further information about the IFLA Arbitration Scheme for family financial disputes and to access the ARB1 application form please visit the other pages on this website.

Dispute Resolution Week is organised by Resolution the national organisation of family lawyers committed to non-confrontational divorce.