Starting an arbitration

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The Arbitration Act 1996 (AA 1996) provides a mechanism for parties who wish to commence arbitration but cannot do so within a contractually agreed time period (for...

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In order to commence an arbitration under the Arbitration Act 1996 (AA 1996), unless the parties have agreed otherwise, the procedure is that the claimant serves a notice...

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NOTE: The UK is due to leave the EU on exit day, as defined in section 20 of the European Union (Withdrawal) Act 2018 and this will have an impact on the ability to serve...

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Prior to starting the arbitration Before commencing arbitration proceedings, parties should consider whether there is any contractual requirement to enter into mediation...

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This Practice Note considers the general procedure for commencing arbitration claims before the English and Welsh courts under the Arbitration Act 1996 (AA 1996) (English...

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This Practice Note considers the start or commencement date of arbitration proceedings with particular reference to the Arbitration Act 1996 (AA 1996) as it applies in...

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Statements of case and memorials—definitions and differences In English litigation, the ‘statements of case’ are the formal written documents which set out the parties’...

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Why choose expedited (aka fast-track) arbitration proceedings? Parties looking to avoid a lengthy dispute resolution procedure and excessive expenditure may agree to a...

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The UK has voted to leave the EU and this will take place on exit day as defined in section 20 of the European Union (Withdrawal) Act 2018. This has implications for...

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When advising whether to commence arbitration proceedings, it is important to ensure that limitation issues have been considered and that the claim or cause of action is...

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