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Signing up for arbitration will not stop you going to court

If your contract includes an arbitration clause, are you bound to take your dispute to arbitration or can you still go to court? Earlier editions of the JCT building contracts chose arbitration as the forum for dispute resolution, like it or not - and many did not. The current versions of the JCT forms allow the parties to choose between arbitration and litigation, with arbitration as the default option. Most building professionals, including architects, sign up to arbitration. Having ...

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