An arbitrator is appointed by the parties to make a binding decision from which there are very limited grounds of appeal.

A long established alternative to litigation in court – indeed so established that many do not consider it to be a form of ADR at all, but that ADR is an alternative to it.

In many ways arbitration mimics the court process, in that documentation is voluminous and solicitors and barristers commonly appear at hearings, although the strict rules of evidence do not apply. It may be cheaper and quicker than court, though this is debatable.