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Course Arbitration: An Introduction


This course is aimed at experienced litigators and provides an overview of the arbitration process. It will address all the particular features of the arbitration process from the scope of the arbitration agreement to appeals, providing advice on potential pitfalls and tactical manoeuvres. You will learn the advantages of arbitrating, the likely procedural difficulties and understand whether an award represents the end of the matter.

The course will focus on:

  • What is an agreement to arbitrate and when will it be enforceable?
  • Stay of legal proceedings under s 9 of the Arbitration Act 1996
  • Restraining arbitral proceedings
  • Arbitrator’s powers: Arbitration Act 1996 s 30: The set and a la carte menus
  • Jurisdictional challenges: Arbitration Act 1996 ss 30-2
  • When will the Court determine a preliminary issue of law?
  • Disqualification of arbitrator: Arbitration Act 1996 s 24(1)
  • Multilateral disputes: Arbitration Act 1996 s 35(2)
  • Procedure: Arbitration Rules - Statements of case – Disclosure - Evidence
  • Awards, interest & costs
  • Appeals from awards: Arbitration Act 1996 ss 68-9 and grounds for appeal
  • When things go wrong
  • International arbitration: ICC Rules - Terms of Reference, Fees, Time limit, Confidentiality – UNCITRAL Rules
  • Enforcement of New York Convention awards
  • Advantages & disadvantages

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