- October 8, 2013
Document production in arbitration – is it all worth it?
Berwin Leighton Paisner’s (BLP) third annual arbitration survey indicates that most arbitration users feel that document production adds significant delay and cost to the process, yet rarely contributes much to the outcome of the arbitration. It also indicates that tribunals and parties are struggling to get to grips with e-disclosure, and that tribunals are often … Continue reading Document production in arbitration – is it all worth it? →
- August 28, 2012
Delay in arbitration: is it really so bad?
Arbitration users’ perceptions of the speed of the arbitral process have been a bit of a roller-coaster. Initially arbitration was trumpeted as being speedier than litigation, but users have increasingly expressed frustration at the delays experienced in obtaining an arbitrator’s award. Earlier this year, Berwin Leighton Paisner (BLP) surveyed arbitration users regarding delay in the … Continue reading Delay in arbitration: is it really so bad? →
- July 27, 2011
Jivraj: Sanity Prevails!
On 27 July, the Supreme Court overturned the Court of Appeal’s decision in Nurdin Jivraj v Sadruddin Hashwani, holding that arbitrators, because of their unique, non-subordinate, relationship with the parties, are not “employees” for the purposes of Equality Act 2010 (the Act) and therefore anti-discrimination legislation does not apply to the appointment of arbitrators. This … Continue reading Jivraj: Sanity Prevails! →
- March 16, 2011
The Italian torpedo disarmed?
The European Commission proposes amending the Brussels Regulation to reduce the scope for avoiding arbitration by commencing court proceedings in breach of an arbitration agreement. This is a welcome boost to those involved with international contracts. The proposals would reinstate one of arbitration’s main advantages: access to speedy justice outside of a judicial system.
- September 22, 2010
The Jivraj effect: London’s future as a leading international arbitration centre
The Court of Appeal’s decision in Nurdin Jivraj v Sadruddin Hashwani, could have the unexpected consequence of rendering a vast number of arbitration clauses void, thereby undermining London as an international arbitration centre. This sounds extreme, but is it?