Don’t litigate, arbitrate …

  Personal Injury and Clinical Negligence litigation through the civil court system

in England and Wales is slow, expensive and old fashioned—all done on paper.

Binding PIcArbs arbitration is the modern and efficient way to resolve claims

in England and Wales.  Download the Introductory Guide here ...

 PIcArbs provide a unique and secure e-filing system ...

The PIcArbs Arbitrator Panels ...

  QC Arbitrators                                                   Barrister Arbitrators

        for cases over £250,000                                           for cases of £25,000 - £249,000







Our panels are highly experienced barristers from the leading chambers

We take a collegiate approach to help parties resolve their claims 

Meet the arbitrators here

The Pre-action Protocols encourage arbitration ...

The pre-action protocols require parties to consider arbitration stating:

Litigation should be a last resort. As part of this Protocol, the parties should consider whether negotiation or some other form of Alternative Dispute Resolution (“ADR”) might enable them to resolve their dispute without commencing proceedings. ... options for resolving disputes without commencing proceedings are: ...

(c) arbitration, a third party deciding the dispute; and (d) early neutral evaluation, a third party giving an informed opinion on the dispute.”

Who is arbitrating?

Clyde & Co/PIcArbs pilot started 27 November 2017: AXA and 12 claimant firms.

Sabre Insurance: “We are putting a cohort of cases over £200,000 through”.

NHS Resolve: “We are open to arbitration…”

Lawyers: Medical Solicitors; Royds Withy King; Penningtons; Shoosmiths; Stewarts Law; Clyde & Co; Morris Orman Hearle; Keoghs; Dean Wilson; Osbornes; Hodge Jones; Gadsby Wicks; Fletchers; Foot Anstey; Michelmores; Girlings; 2020 Legal; Thomson Snell and Passmore; CFG Law; Admiral Law; Hugh James; Slater & Gordon and many more …

Our e-filing system makes the process easy through instant e-filing and e-service. You have secure and access to all of the arbitration documents 24 hours a day 7 days a week and paperless hearings

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PIcArbs is the trading name of PI Claim Arbitration Service Ltd, company reg number: 8940629, registered office:  59/60 Grosvenor Street, Mayfair, London W1K 3HZ, a not for profit company,  Copyright PIcArbs Ltd 2017


Don’t litigate, Arbitrate...

The costs risks for refusing to arbitrate ..

There are costs penalties for parties who refuse to arbitrate claims.

Read the latest cases on costs penalties here.

The benefits of PIcArbs Arbitration are ...

 No court fees

 Faster start to end times, due to system efficiency and cooperation

 Reduced legal costs

 Control over the procedure and evidence

 No costs budgeting

 e-filing, e-service, online files and paperless hearings

 Specialised, experienced, independent personal injury & clinical negligence arbitrators


How you propose arbitration ...

Send this proposal to arbitrate letter to the insurers or the claimants lawyers along with

a completed PIcArbs Arbitration Agreement (standard form).

Then register on the e-filing system and start the arbitration.

Can we Arbitrate the costs issues?

PIcArbs and CADR (Costs ADR) have combined to provide a fast and efficient costs arbitration system

to resolve any costs issues after the substantive arbitration is completed.

Assessment start to finish takes 3-4 months using e-filing and experienced costs arbitrators:

Read more here

Colin Campbell

Peter Hurst

Mediation or Arbitration?

Arbitration is binding, mediation is not.