Commentary

179 Appeal from an arbitrator’s award

BUILDING AND ENGINEERING vol 5
| Commentary

179 Appeal from an arbitrator’s award

| Commentary

179 Appeal from an arbitrator’s award

The Arbitration Act 1996 Section 68 sets out the grounds on which a party may challenge an arbitrator’s award. A party may challenge an award on the grounds of serious irregularity which has caused or will cause substantial injustice to that party1. Generally, serious irregularity imposes a high threshold, designed to eliminate technical and unmeritorious challenges and must fall within the closed list of categories in the Arbitration Act 19962. The specific grounds are set out under the Act but include the following examples:

  1. 179.1

        where the arbitrator fails to comply with the Arbitration

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