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Arbitration Act 1996

Statute, published: 31/12/1996


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  • Decision of the President making it clear that consent orders following an arbitral award under the IFLA scheme should be approved by the court. The President said 'Where the parties have bound themselves, as by signing a Form ARB1, to accept an arbitral award of the kind provided for by the IFLA Scheme, this generates, as it seems to me, a single magnetic factor of determinative importance.' The President concluded the judgment with a call to the FPR Committee to look at the Rules to support the necessary procedural adaptation in the light of alternative forms of dispute resolution. Judgment, 15/01/2014, free
  • Husband's application that an arbitral award should be made an order of the court. The wife was resisting the application on the basis that the arbitral award was vitiated by a mistake about the true value of the property in Portugal allocated to her. Alternatively, she said that events had occurred since the award which invalidated the finding made by the arbitrator as to the value of that property. The husband's application was allowed and the order made. Judgment, 25/02/2016, free
  • Husband's application that an arbitral award should be made an order of the court. Case note, 17/03/2016, members only
  • Issued by the President of the Family Division 23 November 2015 Practice note, 24/11/2015, free
  • New guidance issued by the President on 26th July 2018 Practice note, 27/07/2018, free
  • The Law Commission reported on 27 February 2014. It is an interesting, thorough and (at 231 pages) long document. This note by Max Lewis of 29 Bedford Row is intended to highlight the main issues that are likely to impact on practitioners, with some preliminary commentary on what the future might now hold as a result. Article, 28/02/2014, free
  • Judgment, 14/02/2013, free
  • The President of the Family Division, Sir James Munby, has issued Practice Guidance on Arbitration in the Family Court under the Arbitration Act 1996 ('AA 1996'). Charlotte Trace of 29 Bedford Row summarises the main points. Article, 30/11/2015, free

Published: 31/12/1996


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