Posts by Richard Power

  • 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!

  • 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.