Arbitration in Magistrates Court for <$10,000 claims

Another good article on Andrew Downie’s blog, this one about arbitrations for small claims in the Magistrates Court.

Sections 102-106A of the Magistrates Court Act 1989 (Vic) deal with arbitrations of small claims, which are, loosely speaking, compulsory although both parties agreeing that a claim be dealt with in the normal way enlivens a discretion for the claim to be so dealt with.