Arbitration

Arbitration

The Bar Council’s Arbitration Service is a paid service available to parties who have included in their contract(s) an arbitration clause which, in the event of any dispute, controversy, or claim arising out of or in connection with the contract, or the breach, termination or validity thereof, suggests that the matter should be submitted to the Chair of the Bar so that they may appoint an arbitrator. The Service may also be utilised by any parties who are unable to refer to an arbitration clause but who are content to jointly agree, in writing, that the Chair may make an appointment on their behalf.

Terms of service

Any parties wishing to use the Service must both come to arbitration voluntarily. The Chair of the Bar, as a representative of the Bar Council, will not oblige any party to take part in alternative dispute resolution.

All appointments made by the Chair on behalf of the parties are made on the condition that neither they, the Bar Council, nor any of its officers, agents, employees or members, shall have any liability in respect of any loss, remedy or damage suffered or otherwise incurred by any other party howsoever arising, or through any indirect of consequential loss, in connection with the appointment. This includes but is not limited to liability in respect of the validity, appropriateness or effectiveness of the appointment, the discharge by the appointee of their duties and functions, or the payment of any fees or expenses associated with the appointment.

Find out more

If you have a general enquiry about how the Bar Council’s Arbitration Service works, or would like the Chair of the Bar to appoint an Arbitrator on your behalf, please email the Bar Council Services team at Services@BarCouncil.org.uk or call +44 (0)207 611 1321.

Mediation

Mediation

The Bar Council’s Mediation Service is a paid service available to parties who have included in their contract(s) an mediation clause which, in the event of any dispute, controversy, or claim arising out of or in connection with the contract, or the breach, termination or validity thereof, suggests that the matter should be submitted to the Chair of the Bar so that they may appoint a mediator. The Service may also be utilised by any parties who are unable to refer to a mediation clause but who are content to jointly agree, in writing, that the Chair may make an appointment on their behalf.

Terms of service

Any parties wishing to use the Service must both come to mediation voluntarily. The Chair of the Bar, as a representative of the Bar Council, will not oblige any party to take part in alternative dispute resolution.

All appointments made by the Chair on behalf of the parties are made on the condition that neither they, the Bar Council, nor any of its officers, agents, employees or members, shall have any liability in respect of any loss, remedy or damage suffered or otherwise incurred by any other party howsoever arising, or through any indirect of consequential loss, in connection with the appointment. This includes but is not limited to liability in respect of the validity, appropriateness or effectiveness of the appointment, the discharge by the appointee of their duties and functions, or the payment of any fees or expenses associated with the appointment.

Find out more

If you have a general enquiry about how the Bar Council’s Mediation Service works, or would like the Chair of the Bar to appoint a mediator on your behalf, please email the Bar Council Services team on Services@BarCouncil.org.uk or call +44 (0)207 611 1321.