Commentary

26 Decision-making where no chairman or umpire

ARBITRATION AND ALTERNATIVE DISPUTE RESOLUTION vol 3(1)
| Commentary

26 Decision-making where no chairman or umpire

| Commentary

26 Decision-making where no chairman or umpire

The Arbitration Act 1996 Section 22 caters for the situation where a tribunal comprises two or more arbitrators with no chairman or umpire. Given the requirement in the Arbitration Act 1996 that parties specifically agree to a two-member tribunal1, and the fact that parties will invariably agree to have a chairman or umpire in the case of a three-member tribunal, Section 22 will rarely apply. Where it does apply, it provides that the parties are free to agree how the tribunal is to make decisions, orders and awards, but that in

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