Arbitration

Our low cost arbitration scheme allows you to make claims for defamation, privacy and harassment, including some data protection claims.

It allows you and participating publications to agree to have these kinds of disputes ruled upon quickly and cheaply without going to court.

Where you agree we will pass the claim onto the Centre for Effective Dispute Resolution (CEDR) who will administrate the process and appoint an independent specialist barrister to rule on your dispute (the arbitrator).

Making a claim will cost you no more than £100. You cannot be required to make any further payments unless your claim is found to be vexatious or frivolous by the arbitrator.

We can help you with the process, and the arbitrator can act to rebalance any inequality of legal knowledge between you and the publisher.

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