Source: All England Reporter
Publisher Citation: [2011] All ER (D) 216 (Oct)
Neutral Citation: [2011] EWHC 2686 (Comm)
Court: Queen's Bench Division, Commercial Court

Burton J

Representation Sara Masters (instructed by Ince & Co LLP) for the claimant.
  Robert Bright QC (instructed by Reed Smith LLP) for the club.
Judgment Dates: 21 October 2011


Arbitration - Award - Appeal - Challenge to award on ground of serious irregularity - Claimant being member of defendant club - Defendant agreeing to cover claimant for settlement sums paid to third party on claimant's behalf - Defendant subsequently deciding cover not available to claimant - Defendant commencing arbitration for recovery of sums paid to third party - Arbitrators making award in defendant's favour - Whether arbitrators erring - Whether material irregularity existing - ss 68, 69.

The Case

Arbitration Award. The Commercial Court, Queen's Bench Division, dismissed: (i) the claimant company's appeal, pursuant to of the Arbitration Act 1996, against an arbitration award made in the defendant club's favour: and (ii) the claimant's application to set aside that award pursuant to s 68 of that Act. The court took the view that there had been no errors of law or serious irregularity.

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