18 Apr 2024 17:30 - 19:15

The Arbitration Act 2024 – New tidings?

Date and Time

Thursday 18 April 2024, 6.00pm - 7.15pm (Registration at 5.30pm)
Followed by a drinks & canapés reception


39 Essex Chambers, 81 Chancery Lane, London WC2A 1DD

About the event

Arbitration practitioners David Brynmor Thomas KC, Grace Cheng and Philippe Kuhn of 39 Essex Chambers and Nathan Tamblyn of the Law Commission will explore key reforms due to be introduced following the passing of the Arbitration Bill which seeks to modernise the law on arbitration in England, Wales and Northern Ireland by updating the Arbitration Act 1996.

The new Act follows extensive consultations by the Law Commission and is intended to clarify the law governing arbitration agreements, strengthen the courts’ supporting powers and facilitate swifter dispute resolution. The panellists will discuss the pros and cons of the key reforms pursued and others which have not made it beyond the consultation stage.

Topics include:

  1. Codification of law of arbitration agreement;
  2. S.67 challenges to substantive jurisdiction;
  3. New statutory duty of disclosure; 
  4. Summary disposal; and 
  5. The roads not taken


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