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Arbitration Act 1996 (of England) - 1996 CHAPTER 23 [17th June 1996]

[Preamble]

PART I - ARBITRATION PURSUANT TO AN ARBITRATION AGREEMENT

Introductory

Section 1. - General principles.

Section 2. - Scope of application of provisions.

Section 3. - The seat of the arbitration.

Section 4. - Mandatory and non-mandatory provisions.

Section 5. - Agreements to be in writing.

Definition of arbitration agreement.

Section 6. - The arbitration agreement

Section 7. - Separability of arbitration agreement.

Section 8. - Whether agreement discharged by death of a party.

Stay of legal proceedings.

Section 9. - Stay of legal proceedings

Section 10. - Reference of interpleader issue to arbitration.

Section 11. - Retention of security where Admiralty proceedings stayed.

Commencement of arbitral proceedings

Section 12. - Power of court to extend time for beginning arbitral proceedings, &c.

Section 13. - Application of Limitation Acts.

Section 14. - Commencement of arbitral proceedings.

The arbitral tribunal

Section 15. - The arbitral tribunal.

Section 16. - Procedure for appointment of arbitrators.

Section 17. - Power in case of default to appoint sole arbitrator.

Section 18. - Failure of appointment procedure.

Section 19. - Court to have regard to agreed qualifications.

Section 20. - Chairman.

Section 21. - Umpire.

Section 22. - Decision-making where no chairman or umpire.

Section 23. - Revocation of arbitrator's authority.

Section 24. - Power of court to remove arbitrator.

Section 25. - Resignation of arbitrator.

Section 26. - Death of arbitrator or person appointing him.

Section 27. - Filling of vacancy, &c.

Section 28. - Joint and several liability of parties to arbitrators for fees and expenses.

Section 29. - Immunity of arbitrator.

Jurisdiction of the arbitral tribunal

Section 30. - Competence of tribunal to rule on its own jurisdiction.

Section 31. - Objection to substantive jurisdiction of tribunal.

Section 32. - Determination of preliminary point of jurisdiction.

The arbitral proceedings

Section 33. - General duty of the tribunal.

Section 34. - Procedural and evidential matters.

Section 35. - Consolidation of proceedings and concurrent hearings.

Section 36. - Legal or other representation.

Section 37. - Power to appoint experts, legal advisers or assessors.

Section 38. - General powers exercisable by the tribunal.

Section 39. - Power to make provisional awards.

Section 40. - General duty of parties.

Section 41. - Powers of tribunal in case of party's default.

Powers of court in relation to arbitral proceedings

Section 42. - Enforcement of peremptory orders of tribunal.

Section 43. - Securing the attendance of witnesses.

Section 44. - Court powers exercisable in support of arbitral proceedings.

Section 45. - Determination of preliminary point of law.

The award

Section 46. - Rules applicable to substance of dispute.

Section 47. - Awards on different issues, &c.

Section 48. - Remedies.

Section 49. - Interest.

Section 50. - Extension of time for making award.

Section 51. - Settlement.

Section 52. - Form of award.

Section 53. - Place where award treated as made.

Section 54. - Date of award.

Section 55. - Notification of award.

Section 56. - Power to withhold award in case of non-payment.

Section 57. - Correction of award or additional award.

Section 58. - Effect of award.

Costs of the arbitration

Section 59. - Costs of the arbitration.

Section 60. - Agreement to pay costs in any event.

Section 61. - Award of costs.

Section 62. - Effect of agreement or award about costs.

Section 63. - The recoverable costs of the arbitration.

Section 64. - Recoverable fees and expenses of arbitrators.

Section 65. - Power to limit recoverable costs.

Powers of the court in relation to award

Section 66. - Enforcement of the award.

Section 67. - Challenging the award: substantive jurisdiction.

Section 68. - Challenging the award: serious irregularity.

Section 69. - Appeal on point of law.

Section 70. - Challenge or appeal: supplementary provisions.

Section 71. - Challenge or appeal: effect of order of court.

Miscellaneous

Section 72. - Saving for rights of person who takes no part in proceedings.

Section 73. - Loss of right to object.

Section 74. - Immunity of arbitral institutions, &c.

Section 75. - Charge to secure payment of solicitors' costs.

Supplementary

Section 76. - Service of notices, &c.

Section 77. - Powers of court in relation to service of documents.

Section 78. - Reckoning periods of time.

Section 79. - Power of court to extend time limits relating to arbitral proceedings.

Section 80. - Notice and other requirements in connection with legal proceedings.

Section 81. - Saving for certain matters governed by common law.

Section 82. - Minor definitions.

Section 83. - Index of defined expressions: Part I.

Section 84. - Transitional provisions.

PART II - OTHER PROVISIONS RELATING TO ARBITRATION

Domestic arbitration agreements

Section 85. - Modification of Part I in relation to domestic arbitration agreement.

Section 86. - Staying of legal proceedings.

Section 87. - Effectiveness of agreement to exclude court's jurisdiction.

Section 88. - Power to repeal or amend sections 85 to 87.

Consumer arbitration agreements

Section 89. - Application of unfair terms regulations to consumer arbitration agreements.

Section 90. - Regulations apply where consumer is a legal person.

Section 91. - Arbitration agreement unfair where modest amount sought.

Small claims arbitration in the county court

Section 92. - Exclusion of Part I in relation to small claims arbitration in the county court.

Section 93. - Appointment of judges as arbitratorsAppointment of judges as arbitrators.

Statutory arbitrations

Section 94. - Application of Part I to statutory arbitrations.

Section 95. - General adaptation of provisions in relation to statutory arbitrations.

Section 96. - Specific adaptations of provisions in relation to statutory arbitrations.

Section 97. - Provisions excluded from applying to statutory arbitrations.

Section 98. - Power to make further provision by regulations.

PART III - RECOGNITION AND ENFORCEMENT OF CERTAIN FOREIGN AWARDS

Enforcement of Geneva Convention awards

Section 99. - Continuation of Part II of the Arbitration Act 1950.

Recognition and enforcement of New York Convention awards

Section 100. - New York Convention awards.

Section 101. - Recognition and enforcement of awards.

Section 102. - Evidence to be produced by party seeking recognition or enforcement.

Section 103. - Refusal of recognition or enforcement.

Section 104. - Saving for other bases of recognition or enforcement.

PART IV - GENERAL PROVISIONS

Section 105. - Meaning of "the court": jurisdiction of High Court and county court.

Section 106. - Crown application.

Section 107. - Consequential amendments and repeals.

Section 108. - Extent.

Section 109. - Commencement.

Section 110. - Short title.

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