- July 25, 2017
Time and tide: a timely reminder of the time limit for challenging awards
Time and tide, it is said, wait for no man. The recent decision in Rollitt v Ballard certainly highlights the importance of time limits, particularly when it comes to challenging an arbitral award.
- October 3, 2016
Are arbitrators thinking fast or slow?
Surveys conducted by Queen Mary University of London have confirmed that international arbitration remains the preferred method for resolving cross border disputes. One of the key attractions of arbitration is the ability of the parties to participate in the selection of the arbitrators who will determine the issues in dispute and the quality of arbitration … Continue reading Are arbitrators thinking fast or slow? →
- August 3, 2016
Time limits for awards: the danger of deadlines
Cost and delay remain the two areas of greatest concern to parties in arbitration. Data released last year by the London Court of International Arbitration (LCIA) indicated that the median and mean durations of an LCIA arbitration are 16 and 20 months respectively.
- May 27, 2016
The need for speed: why expedited arbitration may not be the answer
One of the worst characteristics of international arbitration (according to the respondents to the 2015 International Arbitration Survey conducted by the School of International Arbitration at Queen Mary University of London (QMUL survey)) is lack of speed. This is a rather worrying finding, given the continuing attempts of most of the major arbitral institutions to … Continue reading The need for speed: why expedited arbitration may not be the answer →
- January 27, 2016
Reducing the cost of arbitration: could cost allocation be the answer?
We all know that legal costs are a significant issue for clients and, whilst arbitration remains an extremely popular form of dispute resolution, “cost” is often seen as one of its worst features.