| Commentary

25 Role of the umpire

| Commentary

25 Role of the umpire

An umpire has a substantially different role to a chairman. While a chairman will participate throughout the arbitration proceedings and play a role in decision-making alongside his two co-arbitrators, an umpire will not participate unless and until the two co-arbitrators are unable to agree on any matter. In that event, the two co-arbitrators must give notice in writing to the parties and the umpire, and the umpire will replace them and take on the role of sole arbitrator in their place1 (and if the two co-arbitrators fail to give such notice, any party may apply

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