Change Around the Corner? The Law Commission’s Review of the Arbitration Act 1996

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Change Around the Corner? The Law Commission’s Review of the Arbitration Act 1996


In news that will no doubt be at the forefront of many practitioners’ minds, the Law Commission has recently announced that it plans to review the Arbitration Act 1996 with… Read more »

CategoryArticles Author James Bradford Date

To demur is human: Court of Appeal holds that demurrage liquidates all damages for delay, absent an additional breach


Some questions of law remain for a long time undecided by higher authority, despite their importance. For example: If, under a voyage charter: a charterer breaches its obligation to complete… Read more »

CategoryArticles Author David Hopkins Date

Interim Remedies in Dubai Based Arbitration – Consequences and future implications of the recent merger of arbitration centres pursuant to Decree No. (34) of 2021, Part 2: Interim Remedies in the Courts


As many involved in dispute resolution in the UAE, and in international arbitration generally, will be aware, recently there was a significant shake up of the arbitration landscape in Dubai,… Read more »

CategoryArticles Author Alexander Burrell Date

Interim Remedies in Dubai Based Arbitration – Consequences and future implications of the recent merger of arbitration centres pursuant to Decree No. (34) of 2021, Part 1: Interim Remedies before Tribunals


As many involved in dispute resolution in the UAE, and in international arbitration generally, will be aware, recently there was a significant shake up of the arbitration landscape in Dubai,… Read more »

CategoryArticles Author Alexander Burrell Date

Red cards for judges: further guidance on Halliburton


For many of us, we have not forgotten the recent wait and ultimate outcome of the Supreme Court’s decision in Halliburton Company v Chubb Bermuda Insurance Ltd[1] (“Halliburton”). The Court of Appeal… Read more »

CategoryArticles Author Ruth Keating Date

Appointment to Advisory Council of The School of International Arbitration at Queen Mary University of London


We are delighted to announce that Sir David Foskett has accepted an invitation to become a member of the inaugural Advisory Council of The School of International Arbitration at Queen… Read more »

CategoryNews Author Sir David Foskett Date

The importance of identifying parties – Vale SA and others v Steinmetz and others


On 16 July 2021 the Court of Appeal handed down Vale SA and others v Steinmetz and others [2021] EWCA Civ 1087. This case is an important reminder of the principle that,… Read more »

CategoryArticles Author Daniel Kozelko Date

Foreign Office travel advisory further update: service of an order enforcing an arbitral award against a sovereign state must be effected through the FCDO


Can a foreign state become subject to the enforcement jurisdiction of the English court without ever having been validly served a document required to be served for instituting proceedings? The… Read more »

CategoryArticles Author David Hopkins Date

Expedited at last: UNCITRAL’s streamlined procedural rules


On 19 September 2021, the UNICTRAL Arbitration Rules will be re-published to include, for the first time, provision for expediated arbitral proceedings: the Expedited Arbitration Rules (EAR).  The EAR will… Read more »

CategoryArticles Author Hannah McCarthy Date

SAAMCO Realigned: Scope of Duty and Recovery of Damages for Economic Loss


The extent of the responsibility assumed by a professional adviser, and the extent of their liability if they fail to act with reasonable care, have been the subject of many… Read more »

CategoryArticles Author Vivek Kapoor Date

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