Arbitration analysis: Knowles J in the Commercial Court refused a request for the adjournment of a hearing to enable a different judge to hear both the substantive appeal under section 69 of the Arbitration Act 1996 (AA 1996) and the application for permission to appeal. The judge dismissed the respondent’s submission that the same judge should not determine both applications as that judge would have formed a view on the tribunal’s decision at the permission hearing. The substantive appeal was heard and allowed.
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