536. Joint and several liability to pay arbitrators' fees and expenses.

The parties1 are jointly and severally liable to pay to the arbitrators2 such reasonable fees and expenses, if any, as are appropriate in the circumstances3. Any party may apply to the court4, upon notice5 to the other parties and to the arbitrators6; and the court may order that the amount of the arbitrators' fees and expenses is to be considered and adjusted by such means and upon such terms as it may direct7. If the application is made after any amount has been paid to the arbitrators by way of fees or expenses, the court may order the repayment