Enforcement of registration of result of family law arbitration. Judges: Mr Justice Mostyn Citations:  EWHC 1889 (Fam),  WLR(D) 388,  1 WLR 5393 Links: Bailii, WLRD Statutes: Matrimonial Causes Act 1973 25, Arbitration Act 1996 68 69 Jurisdiction: England and Wales Family Updated: 30 January 2022; Ref: scu.665991
Several appellants, all from the same judge, complained of his handling of their cases.
Held: The complaints about the decisions were entirely well-founded: ‘Nobody reading them could detect how the judge reached the conclusion he did, acting . .
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Each party challenged elements of an arbitration award. Judges: Ramsey J Citations:  EWHC 1749 (TCC),  2 All ER (Comm) 694,  2 Lloyds 1,  1 All ER (Comm) 529,  ArbLR 39,  BLR 391, (2007) 114 Con LR 1 Links: Bailii Statutes: Arbitration Act 1996 68 69 Jurisdiction: England and Wales … Continue reading London Underground Ltd v Citylink Telecommunications Ltd: TCC 20 Jul 2007
Alleged Serious Irregularity in Arbitration The claimant as tenant challenged an arbitration award alleging serious irregularities in the arbitration process under section 68 of the 1996 Act. The court considered whether at the time of service of the notice the land must then be required for use. Held: No serious irregularity was shown. Jarman QC … Continue reading Rees v Windsor-Clive and Others: ChD 11 Nov 2020
The claimant challenged the arbitration for serious irregularity. . .
When asking whether the time for appeal against an arbitrator’s award should be extended, the court should look at several circumstances, including the length of the delay; whether the party was acting reasonably in all the circumstances in delaying; whether the other party had contributed to the delay; whether other party would suffer irremediable prejudice … Continue reading Aoot Kalmneft v Glencore International AG and Another: QBD 27 Jul 2001
The place of arbitration, the juridical seat, was necessarily and inherently established at the time when an arbitration began, and could not subsequently be moved, save with the consent of the parties. Until the point where the arbitration commenced, the juridical seat could be established as required under the Act by looking at all the … Continue reading Dubai Islamic Bank Pjsc v Paymentech Merchant Services Inc: QBD 24 Nov 2000
The parents had married under shariah law. They left the US to return to the father’s home country Saudi Arabia. They parted, and the mother brought their son to England against the father’s wishes and in breach of an agreement. The father sought his summary return to Saudi Arabia, a non-Convention country. Held: The appeal … Continue reading Re J (A Child), Re (Child returned abroad: Convention Rights); (Custody Rights: Jurisdiction): HL 16 Jun 2005
The liquidators of Bilta had brought proceedings against former directors and the appellant alleging that they were party to an unlawful means conspiracy which had damaged the company by engaging in a carousel fraud with carbon credits. On the pleaded facts, Mr Chopra and Mr Nazir were the directing organ of Bilta under its constitution. … Continue reading Jetivia Sa and Another v Bilta (UK) Ltd and Others: SC 22 Apr 2015
The question was whether a taxpayer can deduct as input tax the VAT which it has incurred in purchasing entitlements to an EU farm subsidy, the Single Farm Payment. The taxpayer had used those entitlements to annual subsidies over several years and intended to use money resulting from the receipt of those subsidies to fund … Continue reading Revenue and Customs v Frank A Smart and Son Ltd: SC 29 Jul 2019
T The Claimants made nine challenges to parts of an arbitration award made variously under the provisions of sections 67, 68 and 69 of the 1996 Act. Judges: Popplewell J Citations:  EWHC 822 (Comm) Links: Bailii Statutes: Arbitration Act 1996 67 68 69 Jurisdiction: England and Wales Arbitration Updated: 13 April 2022; Ref: scu.609096
In the course of the insolvent administration of the bank, substantial additional sums were received. Parties appealed against some orders made on the application to court for directions as to what was to be done with the surplus. Held: The Court considered the so called waterfall of distributions made on liquidation which proved to be … Continue reading LB Holdings Intermediate 2 Ltd, The Joint Administrators of v Lehman Brothers International (Europe), The Joint Administrators of and Others: SC 17 May 2017
The ship ‘Global Santosh’ had been arrested as a side issue in a dispute as to its cargo between its anticipated receiver and a sub-sub charterer. Held: (Lord Clarke dissenting) The appeal succeeded. Any responsibility of Cargill under the time charter for IBG’s acts or omissions in the conduct of cargo handling operations at the … Continue reading NYK Bulkship (Atlantic) Nv v Cargill International Sa: SC 11 May 2016
Field J  EWHC 1664 (Comm),  ArbLR 20 Bailii Arbitration Act 1996 67 68 69 England and Wales Citing: See Also – Vee Networks Limited v Econet Wireless International Limited QBD 14-Dec-2004 The court considered a complaint that the arbitration award was faulty or lack of jurisdiction under the agreement founding it. . . … Continue reading Econet Satellite Services Ltd v Vee Networks Ltd: ComC 13 Jul 2006
The respondent insurers had been held liable in Washington, and had been granted indemnity against the appellants by the Court of Appeal. The insurance contract had been under the law of Pennsylvania, but that of the re-insurance under the law of England and Wales. Held: The claimant’s appeal succeeded. The re-insurance contract was governed by … Continue reading Lexington Insurance Co v AGF Insurance Ltd: HL 30 Jul 2009
kaneira)ecbComc0514 The claimant, a professional cricketer disciplined for alleged match fixing, sought to challenge the results of an arbitration of his dispute with the respondent. He alleged a serious irregularity in that the Arbitral Panel had exceeded its powers in the punishments imposed. Held: The application for leave was refused. Though he was bound by … Continue reading Kaneria v The English and Wales Cricket Board Ltd: ComC 6 May 2014
Extension oh Human Rights Beyond Borders The appellants complained that the system set up by the respondent where Home Office officers were placed in Prague airport to pre-vet applicants for asylum from Romania were dsicriminatory in that substantially more gypsies were refused entry than others, and that it was contrary to the obligations of the … Continue reading Regina v Immigration Officer at Prague Airport and another, ex parte European Roma Rights Centre and others: HL 9 Dec 2004
The applicants had been imprisoned and held without trial, being suspected of international terrorism. No criminal charges were intended to be brought. They were foreigners and free to return home if they wished, but feared for their lives if they did. A British subject, who was suspected in the exact same way, and there were … Continue reading A v Secretary of State for the Home Department, and X v Secretary of State for the Home Department: HL 16 Dec 2004
Contract Damages; What follows the Breach Naturaly The plaintiffs had sent a part of their milling machinery for repair. The defendants contracted to carry it, but delayed in breach of contract. The plaintiffs claimed damages for the earnings lost through the delay. The defendants appealed, saying that the damages were too remote. Held: The case … Continue reading Hadley v Baxendale: Exc 23 Feb 1854
The court set out the principles applicable in an application under section 68: ‘a) Perhaps the best summary of the applicable principles relating to section 68 generally, which lies at the heart of these applications is by His Honour Judge Humphrey . .
The claimant ship owners challenged an award on two grounds. First, with permission, the owners appealed under section 69 of the Arbitration Act 1996 on the following question of law: ‘Whether, as a matter of law, owners were entitled to refuse . .
References:  AC 965,  2 WLR 1051,  2 All ER 409 Coram: Lord Goff of Chieveley A claim had been made against charterers by the ship owners, and in turn by the charterers against their sub-charterers. Notice of motion were issued after arbitration awards were not accepted. When heard, costs awards were made, … Continue reading Aiden Shipping Co Ltd v Interbulk Ltd (The ‘Vimeira’): HL 1986
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