Source: All England Reporter
Publisher Citation: [2002] All ER (D) 146 (Jul)
Court: Court of Appeal, Civil Division

Simon Brown, Mance and Latham LJJ

Representation Christopher Hancock QC (instructed by Constant & Constant) for the owners.
  Simon Bryan (instructed by Mills & Co) for the charterers.
Judgment Dates: 10 July 2002


Arbitration - Leave to appeal against award - Delay - Ship owners attempting to appeal arbitration award in favour of charterers - Claim form being sent by fax to charterers and P&I club on last day for service - Documents not being served until after six months from date of issue of claim form - Definition of 'legal representative' - Whether court having power to extend time for service - Whether on facts court should extend time - Arbitration Act 1979, s 1(2) - CPR 2.3(1).

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