London based solicitor firm Hodge Jones & Allen (HJA) has launches a fixed-fee arbitration service for divorcing couples. The service is aimed at providing a cheaper, faster alternative to court proceedings whilst ensuring a legally binding outcome for both parties.
In January this year Sir James Mumby gave the green light for divorce financial settlements to be arbitrated in this way when he confirmed that a settlement reached through private arbitration would stand in a court of law and could not be appealed (S v S (Financial Remedies: Arbitral Award)  EWHC 7 (Fam),  1 FLR 1257).
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Source: Family Law News