The following Arbitration practice note provides comprehensive and up to date legal information covering:
CORONAVIRUS (COVID-19): Due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, what was considered previously ‘business as usual’ service in the courts of England and Wales may not always be possible. It is important for practitioners to keep up to date with the latest information relevant to the operation of the courts in relation to proceedings already on foot and also for those yet to be commenced. For coverage of these developments and related guidance, see our news feed, Coronavirus (COVID-19) implications for dispute resolution—overview, Coronavirus (COVID-19) and arbitration—overview and Practice Note: Coronavirus (COVID-19) implications for dispute resolution.
This Practice Note considers the general procedure for commencing arbitration claims before the English and Welsh courts under the Arbitration Act 1996 (AA 1996) (English and England are used as a convenient shorthand in this Practice Note). Any additional considerations relevant to specific arbitration claims will be dealt with in the Practice Notes or other content which focus on such applications.
For those considering making an application to court pursuant to AA 1996 for the first time, the terminology of ‘starting an arbitration claim’ using an ‘arbitration claim form’ may be confusing as it may suggest the commencement of substantive arbitration proceedings. Arbitration proceedings are, generally, commenced by notices of arbitration (in ad hoc arbitration) or requests/demands/notices for arbitration (in institutional arbitration),
Free trials are only available to individuals based in the UK
Complete all the fields above to proceed to the next step.
**Trials are provided to all LexisPSL and LexisLibrary content, excluding Practice Compliance, Practice Management and Risk and Compliance, subscription packages are tailored to your specific needs. To discuss trialling these LexisPSL services please email customer service via our online form. Free trials are only available to individuals based in the UK. We may terminate this trial at any time or decide not to give a trial, for any reason. Trial includes one question to LexisAsk during the length of the trial.
To view the latest version of this document and thousands of others like it, sign-in to LexisPSL or register for a free trial.
Existing user? Sign-in
Parliamentary committeesIP COMPLETION DAY: 11pm (GMT) on 31 December 2020 marks the end of the Brexit transition/implementation period entered into following the UK’s withdrawal from the EU. At this point in time (referred to in UK law as ‘IP completion day’), key transitional arrangements come to
False imprisonmentLiabilityFalse imprisonment consists of the complete deprivation of liberty without a lawful basis. Claims will in practice be made against a public body that exercises detention powers, usually a local police force, the Secretary of State for the Home Department or the Secretary
Highways, street works and statutory undertakersCoronavirus (COVID-19): This Practice Note contains guidance on matters that have temporarily been altered to assist in the management of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. For further information, see: Traffic Orders Procedure (Coronavirus)
Sentencing fraud offences committed by individualsThe Sentencing Council (SC) has produced sentencing guidelines for fraud offences under the Fraud Act 2006 (fraud by false representation, fraud by failing to disclose information and fraud by abuse of position), false accounting under section 17 of
0330 161 1234