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Settling out of court

Before taking a trader to court, you should try and resolve the disagreement in other ways, by using alternative dispute resolution such as arbitration. Find out about your options here.

Using alternative dispute resolution to solve a problem

How alternative dispute resolution (ADR) may help solve a problem and descriptions of the main types of ADR schemes and how to use them.

How an arbitrator decides the outcome of a complaint

How to apply for arbitration relating to a dispute, how an arbitrator decides the outcome, what happens after the decision, and who pays for the costs of arbitration.