On 21 October 2010 CEDR launched its CEDR Solve Northern Ireland Mediation Service. The service will provide a mediation scheme for disputes up to £25,000. At a cost of £325 per party for a four hour mediation (plus £75 per hour for each extra hour) it is expected to provide a significantly quicker and cheaper alternative to litigating through the courts, particularly in respect of disputes which are not eligible for the court's small claims track. In addition to the low cost of the service, it is intended that the scheme will provide for mediations to be set up in as little as one week.