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Dispute resolution | Legal Guides

Arbitration is a means of dispute resolution whereby two disputing parties agree to submit their dispute to a neutral third party for determination.

An agreement of the parties to submit their disputes to arbitration is most commonly found in the form of an arbitration clause incorporated into a contract between the parties. In arbitration, an independent arbitrator will hear details of a disagreement from the parties involved, consider all the facts involved, and give a final decision on the issue.

An arbitration is very similar to a court case and solicitors are usually engaged by the parties

The Law Society maintains a Panel of Arbitrators, and keeps the CVs of persons willing to serve as arbitrators where available.

Appointment of Arbitrator

To apply for the appointment of an arbitrator by the President, please complete and sign the appointment of arbitrator application form.

Send the form, together with the application fee of €450 (VAT incl.), to Secretary of ADR Committee, Law Society of Ireland, Blackhall Place, Dublin 7.

For more information or to send your signed application form by email, contact John Lunney.