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Cost:
  • FREE
Length:
30 minutes of audio
(+ optional 5 minute online quiz)
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Course Aims:

This podcast is aimed at draftsmen and junior practitioners who are looking to get into arbitration. It aims to outline some of the common issues that practitioners might come across when drafting an arbitration agreement including its scope, whether arbitration is really the correct course, the advantages and disadvantages of the process, where to base the arbitration, the appointment of arbitrators and challenging an award.

Outcomes:
After completing the course you will:
  • Be aware of the advantages and possible disadvantages of opting for arbitration as your preferred means of dispute resolution;
  • Understand the role of an arbitrator;
  • Be aware of the tension that needs to be managed between the arbitrator and the parties in determining the pace and procedure of an arbitration;
  • Know whether it is better to draft an arbitration clause widely or narrowly;
  • Understand what is meant by the seat of arbitration;
  • Be aware of the flexibility available to parties who use arbitration;
  • Be aware of some of the common issues that might arise in the selection and appointment of an arbitrator;
  • Know the primary grounds on which an arbitration award might be challenged in the English courts.
Level:
Beginner Difficulty: 1 of 5
Classification:
Practical Guide
Sources and References:
  • Jivraj v Hashwani [2010] (EWCA) Civ 712;
  • Arbitration Act 1996.
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This podcast with specialist arbitration practitioner David di Mambro of Radcliffe Chambers is an introduction for junior practitioners and draftsmen about some of the common issues that arise when drafting an arbitration agreement and how to avoid some of the pitfalls that might arise if arbitration is the preferred method of dispute resolution.

Podcast added: 28/04/11

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