Even if you do not create a partnership contract, if you work with someone else, you are legally bound by the provisions of the Partnership Act 1890. Because litigation can be time-long and costly for both parties, many agreements include an arbitration clause. This generally provides that all disputes arising from enforcement, interpretation or infringement are settled by a binding arbitration procedure. Such a clause may also determine the jurisdiction in which the mediation is to be conducted. In the absence of unusual circumstances, contractual arbitration clauses are generally enforced by most courts.