IMPRESS offers an arbitration service scheme for bringing legal claims against publishers as an alternative to going to court. Arbitration involves an independent third party – an arbitrator – who considers all the facts of the case and comes to a decision. At IMPRESS, arbitrators are appointed by the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators, the leading non-profit body in the field of arbitration.
Claims can be made by individuals or organisations against any of the publishers that are regulated by IMPRESS.
The IMPRESS/CIArb arbitration scheme relates to civil claims between a claimant and a participating publisher for:
(b) breach of confidence;
(c) misuse of private information;
(d) malicious falsehood;
(e) harassment; or
(f) breach of the Data Protection Act.
Requesting an Arbitration
You can request an arbitration through the IMPRESS Services Hub:
Our arbitration scheme is designed to be simple and straightforward. For more information, see the IMPRESS Arbitration Scheme.