In Jewish Law, Jewish parties are forbidden to take their civil disputes to a secular court and are required to have those disputes adjudicated by a Beth Din. The London Beth Din sits as an arbitral tribunal in respect of civil disputes and the parties to any such dispute are required to sign an Arbitration Agreement prior to a hearing taking place. The effect of this is that the award given by the Beth Din has the full force of an Arbitration Award and may be enforced (with prior permission of the Beth Din) by the civil courts. At a hearing before the Dayanim, the parties do not require legal representation although they are allowed to have legal or other representation.
To commence a Din Torah, write to our Beth Din providing us with your name, address and daytime telephone contact numbers together with similar details for the proposed defendant(s). You should set out the facts of the case and the relief that you are seeking from the Beth Din. The application should be accompanied by a deposit cheque for the sum of £100 payable to USKB. On receipt of your application, provided that the facts as stated by you give rise to a prima facie case, the defendant(s) will be summoned to a hearing before the London Beth Din.
For more information please contact:
The London Beth Din
305 Ballards Lane
Tel: 020 8343 6270
Fax: 020 8343 6257