Lobb Partnership Limited v Aintree Racecourse Company Limited: 2000

A clause in an agreement provided that disputes might be be dealt with by arbitration but shall otherwise be referred to the English Courts.
Held: Each party had a right of election for arbitration. ‘The English courts have consistently taken the view that, provided that the contract gives a reasonably clear indication that arbitration is envisaged by both parties as a means of dispute resolution, they will treat both parties as bound to refer disputes to arbitration even though the clause is not expressed in mandatory terms.’


Colman J


[2000] 1 Building Law Reports 65

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CitedNB Three Shipping Ltd. v Harebell Shipping Ltd ComC 13-Oct-2004
Under charterparty agreements, certain disputes were to be referred to arbitration. The claimant sought to pursue a dispute before the court.
Held: The lack of mutuality on the arbitration clause did not prevent its validity. The party had the . .
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Construction, Arbitration

Updated: 09 May 2022; Ref: scu.216402