Arbitration Law in UK Law

Leading Cases
  • Kelantan Government v Duff Development Company
    • House of Lords
    • 22 Mar 1923

    But where a question of construction is the very thing referred for arbitration, then the decision of the arbitrator upon that point cannot be set aside by the Court only because the Court would itself have come to a different conclusion.

  • Pioneer Shipping Ltd v B.T.P. Tioxide Ltd (Nema)
    • House of Lords
    • 16 Jul 1981

    But leave should not be given even in such a case, unless the judge considered that a strong prima facie case had been made out that the arbitrator had been wrong in his construction; and when the events to which the standard clause fell to be applied in the particular arbitration were themselves "one-off" events, stricter criteria should be applied on the same lines as those that I have suggested as appropriate to "one-off" clauses.

  • Carillion Construction Ltd v Devonport Royal Dockyard Ltd
    • Court of Appeal (Civil Division)
    • 16 Nov 2005

    It is only too easy in a complex case for a party who is dissatisfied with the decision of an adjudicator to comb through the adjudicator's reasons and identify points upon which to present a challenge under the labels "excess of jurisdiction" or "breach of natural justice". The time constraints within which he is expected to operate are proof of that. The need to have the "right" answer has been subordinated to the need to have an answer quickly.

    In short, in the overwhelming majority of cases, the proper course for the party who is unsuccessful in an adjudication under the scheme must be to pay the amount that he has been ordered to pay by the adjudicator. If he does not accept the adjudicator's decision as correct (whether on the facts or in law), he can take legal or arbitration proceedings in order to establish the true position.

  • Aggeliki Charis Compania Maritima S.A. v Pagnan S.p.A. (The Angelic Grace)
    • Court of Appeal (Civil Division)
    • 17 May 1994

    In my judgment, where an injunction is sought to restrain a party from proceeding in a foreign court in breach of an arbitration agreement governed by English law, the English Court need feel no diffidence in granting the injunction, provided that it is sought promptly and before the foreign proceedings are too far advanced.

  • Compagnie Tunisienne de Navigation S.A. v Compagnie d'Armement Maritime S.A.
    • House of Lords
    • 14 Jul 1970

  • Lesotho Highlands Development Authority v Impregilo SpA
    • House of Lords
    • 30 Jun 2005

    A number of preliminary observations about section 68 are pertinent. First, unlike the position under the old law, intervention under section 68 is only permissible after an award has been made. Thirdly, it must be established that the irregularity caused or will cause substantial injustice to the applicant. This is designed to eliminate technical and unmeritorious challenges. Fourthly, the irregularity must fall within the closed list of categories set out in paragraphs (a) to (i).

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