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.
AN ARBITRATOR STUMBLES
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.
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.
THE CHAIRWOMAN REFLECTS EPISODE 4
The Chairwoman now needs to meet with her Board with three issues to discuss. First, what has happened.
THE CHAIRWOMAN SPEAKS EPISODE 5
The Chairwoman then reads from a prepared note the words she intends to say to the Parties.
THE CHAIRWOMAN MAKES HER ANNOUNCEMENT EPISODE 6
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.
REFLECTING ON THE ARBITRATOR’S INDISCRETION EPISODE 7
A number of points arise from the Arbitrator’s indiscretion in meeting with the Observer.