Batei Din and arbitration awards: Sterling – Law & Religion UK

Posted October 8th, 2019 in arbitration, contracts, Judaism, jurisdiction, news by tracey

‘An interesting case involving the extent to which arbitration awards by religious courts are enforceable at civil law has recently come before the Chancery Division of the High Court.’

Full Story

Law & Religion UK, 7th October 2019

Source: www.lawandreligionuk.com

Emails treated as ‘without prejudice’ can be used for costs – Litigation Futures

Posted September 12th, 2019 in arbitration, costs, electronic mail, news, without prejudice communications by tracey

‘There is no rule that communications treated as “without prejudice” despite not being labelled as such cannot be referred to when considering costs, the High Court has ruled.’

Full Story

Litigation Futures, 12th September 2019

Source: www.litigationfutures.com

The rocky route to compensation – No. 5 Chambers

Posted July 3rd, 2019 in arbitration, compensation, easements, news by sally

‘To what extent, if any, can the payment of compensation be avoided in the case of parallel pipelines? Where there is a single pipeline laid across or under another’s land, either under a deed of easement or a lease, then it is common to include provision for the payment of compensation if it prevents the landowner, for example, from extracting mineral. It is also very common for the Mining Code to be incorporated into the deed of easement or lease, as the case may be. There are currently many infrastructure projects being developed across the country, many of which will follow this industry-standard approach to dealing with mineral resources. That approach, however, will need to be considered carefully by landowners in light of the experiences outlined below.’

Full Story

No. 5 Chambers, 28th June 2019

Source: www.no5.com

Fleetwood Wanderers Limited v AFC Fylde Limited: a cautionary tale for arbitrators in sports law disputes – Blackstone Chambers

Posted March 15th, 2019 in arbitration, contract of employment, news, sport by sally

‘In Fleetwood Wanderers Limited (t/a Fleetwood Town Football Club) v AFC Fylde Limited [2018] EWHC 3318 (Comm), the High Court upheld a challenge to an arbitral award on the grounds of serious irregularity under section 68(2)(a) of the Arbitration Act 1996 (AA 1996). The Arbitrator had failed to inform the parties that, following the hearing, he had been in communication with The Football Association (The FA) as to the scope and content of its rules, and had in turn failed to provide either party with the opportunity to make representations on the issues raised in that correspondence.’

Full Story

Blackstone Chambers, 5th March 2019

Source: www.sportslawbulletin.org

BC v BG – Challenging arbitration awards in divorce cases – Transparency Project

Posted February 20th, 2019 in arbitration, divorce, matrimonial home, news by sally

‘Divorcing couples who cannot agree how to divide their property can, as an alternative to costly and time consuming litigation, refer the matter to an arbitrator. But if one of them isn’t happy about the outcome, the matter could still end up in court. The recent case of BC v BG [2019] EWFC 7 considers the different ways this can happen, and confirms what should be the preferred approach.’

Full Story

Transparency Project, 19th February 2019

Source: www.transparencyproject.org.uk

BC v BG – Cementing the future of arbitration – Family Law Week

Posted February 11th, 2019 in arbitration, divorce, families, financial dispute resolution, news by tracey

‘Julie Stather, barrister, Crown Office Row, Brighton considers the role of arbitration and what the future holds for the scheme.’

Full Story

Family Law Week, 8th February 2019

Source: www.familylawweek.co.uk

Gross defends arbitration against claim it damages common law – Litigation Futures

Posted January 23rd, 2019 in arbitration, civil justice, dispute resolution, judges, news by sally

‘A Court of Appeal judge has rejected the argument – pressed by a former Lord Chief Justice – that the growth of arbitration to resolve commercial disputes has retarded the development of the common law.’

Full Story

Litigation Futures, 22nd January 2019

Source: www.litigationfutures.com

James Green: High Court makes finding of serious irregularity in Rule K Arbitration – Littleton Chambers

Posted December 12th, 2018 in arbitration, contracts, employment, interpretation, news, sport by sally

‘The High Court last week handed down its judgment in Fleetwood Wanderers Limited v AFC Fylde Limited [2018] EWHC 3318 (Comm), holding that a Rule K Arbitration Award was marred by serious irregularity. The successful Claimant was represented by Paul Gilroy QC.’

Full Story

Littleton Chambers, 5th December 2018

Source: www.littletonchambers.com

Red line crossed? The Withdrawal Agreement’s arbitration clause – 4 New Square

‘Ending the jurisdiction of the CJEU over the UK is one of the highest-profile ‘red lines’ drawn by Theresa May and emphasised since the Brexit vote in June 2016, under the mantra of “taking back control of our laws”. Since the notion of a two-year transition period was introduced into negotiations between the UK and the EU, it became clear to most that this red line would be crossed for this period at the very least. It may be that the draft Withdrawal Agreement’s arbitration clause is the escape mechanism by which the UK can avoid the jurisdiction of the CJEU and gain a political win, but it might represent a red line crossed for the CJEU itself.’

Full Story

4 New Square, 22nd November 2018

Source: www.4newsquare.com

UK Arbitration Act: Time for a revamp? – 4 New Square

‘Several countries have moved to amend their arbitration legislation, but the UK is yet to modernise its 1996 Arbitration Act, CDR explores what these provisions could look like and whether the market wants it.’

Full Story

4 New Square, 12th November 2018

Source: www.4newsquare.com

Covered Investment in International Investment Law – Chapter in Investment Treaty Arbitration Review – 4 New Square

Posted November 2nd, 2018 in arbitration, international law, news, treaties by sally

‘Can Yeginsu (4 New Square Chambers) and Ceyda Knoebel (Gibson Dunn) examine the definition of “investment”, often a critical threshold question of jurisdiction in investor state arbitration.’

Full Story

4 New Square, 5th October 2018

Source: www.4newsquare.com

High Court rejects “increasingly bizarre” claims against barrister arbitrator – Litigation Futures

Posted October 18th, 2018 in arbitration, bailment, barristers, news, restraint orders by sally

‘The High Court has rejected as “totally without merit” a set of claims against a barrister arbitrator, including a claim in bailment for gold bullion.’

Full Story

Litigation Futures, 17th October 2018

Source: www.litigationfutures.com

Arbitration clause “trumps” Part 8 application to overturn adjudicator’s decision – Practical Law: Construction Blog

Posted September 20th, 2018 in arbitration, construction industry, contracts, costs, news, stay of proceedings by tracey

‘When I was a kid, Top Trumps were all the rage. I know from my own boys that they still are. Back then, it was all about whether you had the fastest car or the most popular footballer (even Star Wars characters featured, but how did you decide if Hans Solo was better than Princess Leia?). Now, just about every topic is covered by a set of cards.
I mention this because a recent TCC judgment demonstrates that the arbitration clause in the JCT standard building contract can “trump” a Part 8 application for declaratory relief, with the court granting a stay of those Part 8 proceedings.’

Full Story

Practical Law: Construction Blog, 18th September 2018

Source: constructionblog.practicallaw.com

Harmony at the price of principle: the impact of Mercato Sports (UK) Limited & McKay v Everton FC [2018] EWHC 1567 (Ch) (“Mercato”) – Sports Law Bulletin from Blackstone Chambers

Posted September 7th, 2018 in agency, arbitration, contract of employment, news, sport, stay of proceedings by tracey

‘In July the High Court in Mercato considered the circumstances in which parties, not including the FA, who are subject to the FA Rules, will be bound to arbitrate disputes between them under FA Rule K. The judgment follows, and attempts to reconcile, two decisions of the same Court in 2017 on the same topic: Davies v Nottingham Forest FC [2017] EWHC 2095 (“Davies”) and Bony v Kacou & Ors [2017] EWHC 2146 (Ch) (“Bony”).’

Full Story

Sports Law Bulletin from Blackstone Chambers , 6th September 2018

Source: www.sportslawbulletin.org

Vinci v Beumer: the case that keeps on giving (and giving) – Practical Law: Construction Blog

Posted September 6th, 2018 in appeals, arbitration, construction industry, contracting out, contracts, news by tracey

‘It is the start of autumn and July seems a long way off now, with the summer holidays all over and the World Cup just a distant memory. Consequently, it may be easy to have forgotten about Vinci Construction UK Ltd v Beumer Group UK Ltd, which had its latest outing in the TCC at the end of that month. This time it was Jonathan Acton Davis QC (sitting as a deputy High Court judge) who enforced the adjudicator’s decision and dismissed Beumer’s (the sub-contractor) arguments that the adjudicator was in breach of the rules of natural justice.’

Full Story

Practical Law: Construction Blog, 4th September 2018

Source: constructionblog.practicallaw.com

Mediation Matters: In royal circles and elsewhere, settling family disputes demands an open-minded focus on the future – Family Law

Posted August 23rd, 2018 in arbitration, families, news by sally

‘Apparent disagreements between Meghan Markle and her father, Thomas, before and following her marriage to Prince Harry, have dominated sections of the world’s press this summer.’

Full Story

Family Law, 22nd August 2018

Source: www.familylaw.co.uk

Government to face IWGB union in landmark court case for outsourced workers’ rights – The Independent

‘The government is taking on a union in court in a landmark case that could have huge ramifications for the UK’s army of 3.3 million outsourced workers, many of whom have fewer rights and face worse pay and conditions than in-house colleagues doing the same jobs.’

Full Story

The Independent, 7th August 2018

Source: www.independent.co.uk

The rise of private FDRs – Family Law

Posted July 31st, 2018 in arbitration, dispute resolution, families, financial provision, judges, news by sally

‘In his last interview for the Family Law Bar Association’s Family Affairs magazine, Sir James Munby ruminated that ‘I should have liked to do more on the money front’. In the same interview, when pondering his next steps, he makes clear, ‘I’m not – and I tempt the fates by saying this – I am not going off to become a private family mediator. I am not going to do private FDRs’.’

Full Story

Family Law, 30th July 2018

Source: www.familylaw.co.uk

Determination of preliminary points of law by courts in arbitration and adjudication – Practical Law: Construction Blog

Posted June 5th, 2018 in arbitration, construction industry, news, ships by tracey

‘The Palladium is a mighty fine looking “superyacht”. It is an impressive 95 metres long and has all the features one would expect on such a luxury craft, including a helicopter landing pad and swimming pool. A Google search suggests that the yacht is worth circa $200 million, so one can see that a defect in the paint finish would be costly to rectify. It is this defect that ultimately led the parties to an arbitration, for which a five-week hearing was set.

The case ended up before the court because, during the arbitration, an issue arose as to whether the yacht builder’s without prejudice settlement offer had been accepted by the purchaser in correspondence. The purchaser contended that a binding settlement had been reached, which the builder denied.’

Full Story

Practical Law: Construction Blog, 29th May 2018

Source: constructionblog.practicallaw.com

Speech by Lord Justice Gross: Courts and Arbitration – Courts and Tribunals Judiciary

Posted May 3rd, 2018 in arbitration, civil justice, courts, judges, speeches by tracey

‘Speech by Lord Justice Gross: Courts and Arbitration .’

Full speech

Courts and Tribunals Judiciary, 2nd May 2018