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Arbitration Act

The new act will reflect current best practices for fair, efficient and final resolution options. Key changes include new provisions about how arbitration proceedings can be started; clarification around the duties of the arbitrators, parties and expert witnesses; simpler and faster appeals; and improved confidentiality.

Family arbitration provisions will be moved from the Arbitration Act to the Family Law Act, which already deals with various aspects of family disputes and encourages out-of-court resolutions.

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