Currently, the waiting period for a trial date can vary between fourteen months to two years from the date that pleadings close. Arbitration however, does not have this time delay.
Once pleadings have closed, the arbitrator and the parties can set the matter down for a hearing at any time that is convenient. Furthermore, the fact that the arbitrator and the parties choose the dates of the hearing (as opposed to merely having a date allocated) ensures that the parties’ legal teams are available to argue our matter. There is no such guarantee when trial dates are allocated by the courts.