Getting the balance right By Joanne Harris 7 May 2013 00:00 17 December 2015 13:44 Sign in or register to continue reading. It's FREE Sign in Email Password Keep me logged in Forgot your password? Not registered? It's FREE! Register now Register with The Lawyer Geoffrey Hartwell 8 May 2013 at 12:02 Cost is clearly a factor. Perhaps (experienced) lay arbitrators are a possible solution. We should concentrate on the facts and the issues rather than esoteric aspects of legal procedure. Our per diem rates don’t include supporting a big law office. (All that empty space has to be paid for! (I declare an interest) Reply Link Name Email Cancel reply Threaded commenting powered by interconnect/it code.