AA 1996—challenging an arbitral tribunal's jurisdiction in court (pre-award)—procedure (s 32)
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AA 1996—challenging an arbitral tribunal's jurisdiction in court (pre-award)—procedure (s 32)

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  • AA 1996—challenging an arbitral tribunal's jurisdiction in court (pre-award)—procedure (s 32)
  • What is the relevant procedure?

A party wishing to challenge an arbitral tribunal’s substantive jurisdiction over a dispute prior to an award being issued can do so to the tribunal under section 31 of the Arbitration Act 1996 (AA 1996) or to the court under AA 1996, s 32.

For more information on challenging jurisdiction pre-award under the AA 1996, including further consideration of the substance of applications made pursuant to AA 1996, ss 31 and 32, see Practice Note: AA 1996—challenging an arbitral tribunal’s jurisdiction pre-award (ss 31 and 32).

What is the relevant procedure?

The applicable procedure is set out in full in Practice Note: AA 1996—starting arbitration claim