AA 1996—appealing the award—leave to appeal (s 69)
Produced in partnership with Leigh-Ann Mulcahy QC and Tetyana Nesterchuk of Fountain Court Chambers
AA 1996—appealing the award—leave to appeal (s 69)

The following Arbitration practice note Produced in partnership with Leigh-Ann Mulcahy QC and Tetyana Nesterchuk of Fountain Court Chambers provides comprehensive and up to date legal information covering:

  • AA 1996—appealing the award—leave to appeal (s 69)
  • Leave to appeal an arbitral award—the statutory and procedural framework
  • The test for leave to appeal
  • Applying for leave to appeal
  • The arbitration claim form
  • The skeleton argument
  • The supporting evidence
  • The respondent's notice and appellant's reply
  • The hearing bundle
  • Without a hearing/on the papers
  • More...

This Practice Note considers how to apply for leave to appeal (or permission to appeal) an arbitration award on a point (or question) of law to the courts of England and Wales under section 69 of the Arbitration Act 1996 (AA 1996) (England and English are used throughout as convenient shorthand).

For a general introduction to challenging and appealing arbitral awards under AA 1996, see Practice Note: AA 1996—challenging and appealing arbitral awards in the English court.

Leave to appeal an arbitral award—the statutory and procedural framework

The process of appealing against an arbitration award on a point of law under AA 1996, s 69 is split into two stages:

  1. obtaining leave to appeal from the English court (which is required in all cases except where all parties to the relevant arbitration proceedings agree to an appeal (AA 1996, s 69(2))), and

  2. the substantive appeal itself

This Practice Note considers the first stage of this process, ie obtaining leave to appeal an arbitration award on a point of law. As discussed in greater detail below, the general procedure for applications under AA 1996, s 69 is set out in CPR 62.3–62.10 and CPR PD 62, paras 12.1–12.10, which includes seeking to limit the amount of documents and submissions made to the court in an application under AA 1996, s 69. Note: parties can be penalised on

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