You’ve probably worked with many people and businesses from different countries or even continents and everything went well until an unresolved issue came up. Perhaps one side of the contract missed a payment or two? Perhaps the terms of the contract weren’t met? Whatever the issue is, you can take it to the court or settle it outside of it; the latter is known as arbitration and is much more affordable and faster, especially if there is no real need for the court, judge and his posse. Judge.me , an online arbitration system, can help you with that.
Judge.me is an online arbitrary system that helps with settling disputes. It’s a really simple system that when creating a contract, allows you to input a clause saying that every dispute will be handled through Judge.me. There’s even an example of the clause available on the site:
“Any controversy or claim arising out of or relating to this contract, or the breach of this contract, shall be settled by binding internet arbitration at judge.me in accordance with the judge.me arbitration agreement. The arbitrator’s decision shall be final and legally binding and judgment may be entered thereon.”
The usage of this clause is free in your contracts and you’ll pay only to solve a dispute, if it comes to that. Should you have to file a case, both parties will contact the Judge.me team, which then assigns the best arbitrators available to handle the dispute. Worried that the arbitrator won’t be qualified? Don’t be. All Judge.me arbitrators are certified by CIArb, the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators, and are professional individuals from many relevant industries.For instance, if you are having a dispute with a developer, a traditional judge or an attorney may not understand that field or the lingo? If you choose to file the case with Judge.me, they will assign an arbitrator with a background in that field that will fully understand the case.
Judge.me isn’t a joke – just because it’s online doesn’t mean it isn’t legally binding. Judge.me is recognized legally and enforced by courts in 146 countries that signed the 1958 UN Convention of New York. Its founder, Peter-Jan Celis explains how the system works if someone isn’t pleased with the result, “Our arbitration awards are binding, even if people are displeased with them. If a losing party does not pay a prevailing party, we offer a Notarized Affidavit of Arbitration to the prevailing party so he or she can go to a court and have the arbitral award “recognized and enforced”. This is standard procedure and the end result is as if the court judge ruled exactly as our arbitrator. If the losing party still does not pay at this point, the prevailing party can than seize assets based on that court judgment. Because losing parties often also have to pay for the added court costs of recognition and enforcement, 96% of losing parties pay up without the issue even going to court.”
Just think of how complicated it would be to settle an arbitration traditionally; you’d have to travel back and forth, file charges against the other party and spending a lot of time and money. With Judge.me, just file a case online and that’s it – you’ve started the process and the arbitration itself begins via email with ample opportunity for both parties to present their evidence and testimony.
If you want to make sure you have an arbitration clause in your next contract – try out Judge.me!