An impecunious plaintiff who resisted an application to stay proceedings in order to allow an arbitration can be required to show the cause of his inability to fund the action.
Master of the Rolls, Aldous and Brooke LJJ
Gazette 05-Feb-1997, Times 09-Dec-1996,  EWCA Civ 1023,  QB 674
Arbitration Act 1950 4
England and Wales
Cited – Fakes v Taylor Woodrow Construction Limited 1973
The plaintiff resisted an application for a stay of his action for an arbitration on the basis that his lack of funds would make it impossible to take part in an arbitration. . .
Cited – Malekout v Medical Sickness Annuity and Life Assurance Society Limited CA 21-May-1998
The plaintiff sought to appeal against a stay of his action so that it could be referred to arbitration. His claim was under insurance policies containing clauses providing for arbitration of disputes.
Held: The judge had failed to take . .
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Updated: 15 April 2021; Ref: scu.140890