The provisions of Part I of the Arbitration Act 19961 are founded on the following principles and must be construed accordingly2:
(1) the object of arbitration is to obtain the fair resolution of disputes3 by an impartial tribunal4 without unnecessary delay or expense5;
(2) the parties6 should be free to agree how their disputes are resolved, subject only to such safeguards as are necessary in the public interest7; and
(3) in matters governed by the provisions of Part I of the Arbitration Act 1996 the court8 should not intervene except as provided by those provisions9.
The provisions of Part I
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