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English High Court provides guidance on leave to appeal applications under s.69 Arbitration Act 1996

07 June 2019 Airlie Goodman, England & Wales; Europe


In Merthyr (South Wales) Ltd v Cwmbargoed Estates Ltd and another [2019] EWHC 704 (Ch) the English High Court rejected an application for leave to appeal against an arbitral award on a point of law under s.69 of the Arbitration Act 1996. In his judgment, HHJ Paul Matthews discussed the mechanics of obtaining such leave, particularly the requirement under s.69(3)(c)(i) of the Act that the decision of the arbitrator to make the award being challenged be “obviously wrong”.

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