Choosing An Arbitrator
Getting to choose your own arbitrator is one of the great advantages of arbitration. Going to court will mean having to accept whichever judge is chosen for you. Of course, many of them are very good, but there is no guarantee that the chosen judge will have recent, or even any, knowledge and experience in the type of case that you have.
You can make a point of choosing an arbitrator who has specialist experience and knowledge in precisely your type of case.
Sometimes you may not reach agreement on who the arbitrator should be, in which case, you may apply to any of the arbitration organisations such as the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators who will appoint one for you. Choosing an arbitrator who is available to deal with your case at a time and place convenient to you, without having to wait for a lengthy period for a hearing is a great advantage to all parties involved.
With a court case, you have to attend the specific venue and date that the court decides, although representations from both parties will be heard. Another difficulty could be that the venue may be changed by court order, to a different court centre, in which you will have little say.