5 Reasons Why You Should Hire an Experienced Arbitrator

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Hiring an experienced arbitrator can give you the confidence that they have all the knowledge needed to settle your conflict in an effective and timely manner, often saving you time and money. Here are five ways you’ll benefit from hiring an experienced arbitrator

1) The arbitrator will save you time


Even if you have a short time frame for your arbitration, experienced arbitrators know how to efficiently address your dispute. They have seen many cases before and know how to get to the crux of things as quickly as possible. An experienced arbitrator will not need lots of documents, or countless hours of meetings with each party—they already understand what’s most important in these cases.

2) The arbitrator will save you money


Arbitration isn’t cheap. But if you hire a professional arbitrator with lots of experience, they can save you money in other ways. An experienced arbitrator will not only have dealt with similar cases before, but they’ll also know what evidence is important and which arguments aren’t worth making. They won’t waste your time or money by requesting irrelevant evidence or filing out-of-date claims.

3) The arbitrator will make your case stronger


An experienced arbitrator has handled numerous cases like yours before. He knows how to question witnesses, navigate complex legal issues and apply case law effectively. This knowledge will make your case stronger than if you were dealing with a less experienced or even a neophyte arbitrator. Experience matters when it comes to arbitration.

4) An experienced arbitrator can reduce unnecessary stress on both parties


As both parties have to prepare for arbitration, it’s best to hire someone who’s already familiar with other arbitration hearings. An experienced arbitrator can tailor his or her questions specifically toward your case, which will make your argument stronger than if you were in front of a more general arbitrator. As well, an experienced arbitrator will understand how arbitration hearings work, giving him or her a better ability to control and direct a hearing that might get off track in different ways.

5) An experienced arbitrator is more likely to get you a positive result.


Studies show that arbitration decisions can be influenced by who arbitrates. An experienced arbitrator is more likely to get you a positive result.

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