Arbitration

REFLECTING ON THE ARBITRATOR’S INDISCRETION EPISODE 7

ARBITRATION #190 A number of points arise from the Arbitrator’s indiscretion in meeting with the Observer. Such an incident is more likely to happen in a smaller business sector than a larger business sector, and arbitrators in the smaller sector need to be alert to...

THE CHAIRWOMAN MAKES HER ANNOUNCEMENT EPISODE 6

ARBITRATION #189 The 3rd-day hearing commences. The Chairwoman speaks;- “There is a matter that the Board wishes to bring to the attention of the Parties. Yesterday evening a member of the Board, Mr X met with the Observer, Mr Y. The meeting, I am assured by Mr X...

THE CHAIRWOMAN SPEAKS EPISODE 5

ARBITRATION #188 The Chairwoman then reads from a prepared note the words she intends to say to the Parties. “There is a matter that the Board wishes to bring to the attention of the Parties. Yesterday evening a member of the Board met with the Observer. The meeting,...

THE CHAIRWOMAN REFLECTS EPISODE 4

ARBITRATION #187 The Chairwoman now needs to meet with her Board with three issues to discuss. First, what has happened. The Chair needs to share with the Board the sequence of events in a factual, methodical and non-inflammatory manner. She does that – methodically...

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THE CHAIRWOMAN REFLECTS  EPISODE 3

THE CHAIRWOMAN REFLECTS EPISODE 3

There is an issue for the Chair. She is on notice that a fellow Member of the Board has been seen having a cocktail drink with an Observer attending the Appeal who is a prominent employee of Respondent Buyers.

AN ARBITRATOR STUMBLES – EPISODE 2

AN ARBITRATOR STUMBLES – EPISODE 2

Please bear in mind that the narrative is fictitious. It bears no relation to any arbitrator. However, the problem of contact between an arbitrator + a party does exist.

AN ARBITRATOR STUMBLES – EPISODE 1

AN ARBITRATOR STUMBLES – EPISODE 1

A First Tier arbitration is to go to appeal. It is a big one. A large claim and counter-claim. The Parties have agreed to be legally represented.

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Mr Graham Perry M.A. Cantab FCIArb

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