Arbitration, traditionally the preserve of the world of commerce, is now available for family disputes and means that couples can choose their judge and have a private hearing. A newly qualified arbitrator and a partner in family team Fiona Read considers the new scheme, the first in England and Wales, as a "mainstream alternative".

This article was first published in the online edition of the Solicitors Journal on 27 February 2012.

Arbitration ' couldrevolutionise'familydisputes - Solicitors Journal - 28.02.12.pdf