The arbitration scheme complements IPSO’s regulatory work by creating a fast, low-cost way for claimants and participating publishers to resolve suitable media law disputes, without needing to go through the courts

What is arbitration?

Arbitration is a process that two sides agree to use to rule on a dispute instead of going to court.

Similar to a court, an independent person – the arbitrator – looks at evidence, making a decision on the claim and requiring a remedy where the law has been breached. Unlike in court, there are usually no hearings, and the arbitrator cannot require other people who are not involved in the case to provide evidence. It is suitable for cases that can be dealt with fairly in this way.