Tribunal—resignation, revocation or death of an arbitrator
Produced in partnership with Clifford Chance
Tribunal—resignation, revocation or death of an arbitrator

The following Arbitration guidance note Produced in partnership with Clifford Chance provides comprehensive and up to date legal information covering:

  • Tribunal—resignation, revocation or death of an arbitrator
  • Revocation of an arbitrator’s authority
  • Consequences of revocation
  • Resignation of an arbitrator
  • Death of an arbitrator

For guidance on removing an arbitrator under section 24 of the Arbitration Act 1996 (AA 1996), see Practice Note: AA 1996—applying to remove an arbitrator (s 24).

Revocation of an arbitrator’s authority

In certain circumstances, the authority of an appointed arbitrator may be revoked while the arbitration is ongoing (see Practice Note: Challenging the tribunal’s independence or impartiality). Before any steps are taken to revoke the authority of an arbitrator, the parties may wish to consider the possible adverse effects of doing so, eg the costs and delays associated with the appointment of a new arbitrator and the additional resources (both in time and in costs) that must be expended to cover any ground dealt with by the removed arbitrator.

The authority of an arbitrator may be revoked by the parties or by an institution:

  1. agreement of the parties—the parties may have already agreed the circumstances in which the authority of an arbitrator may be revoked (AA 1996, s 23(1)), or vested in an institution with the power to do so. If the partie