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Reanalysing the Arbitration Act 1996—in its prime, or past its best?

Reanalysing the Arbitration Act 1996—in its prime, or past its best?
Published on: 01 August 2016
Published by: LexisPSL
  • Reanalysing the Arbitration Act 1996—in its prime, or past its best?
  • Do you think AA 1996 is ripe for reform?
  • It is suggested that providing explicitly for summary judgment procedures in arbitration may help reduce delay and costs. Should this be recognised in AA 1996?
  • The Lord Chief Justice has firmly suggested that the process for appeals to arbitral awards needs to be reconsidered for several reasons, although many prominent arbitration lawyers disagree. Do you think there is wider appetite for reform of AA 1996, s 69?
  • In light of Brexit, does this provide a good opportunity for the UK to further cement its status as an arbitration friendly forum?

Article summary

Arbitration analysis: As London reassesses its position as a global arbitration hub following the Brexit referendum does the Arbitration Act 1996 (AA 1996) require a radical re-think for the coming decades? Philippa Charles, partner at Stewarts Law, gives her take on the debate. or take a trial to read the full analysis.

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