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  • Year: 2018
  • Month: November

English High Court takes a “broad view of the factual matrix” in deciding scope of matters referred to arbitration

08 November 2018 Stephen Lacey; Sadie Buls, England & Wales


The English High Court decision of Bond v Mackay and others [2018] EWHC 2475 (TCC) concerned a situation where, when a claimant sought to bring further issues before an arbitral tribunal, the court was asked to determine whether those issues fell within the scope of the matters referred to the arbitrator and therefore within his jurisdiction. In assessing this, the court took a “broad view of the factual matrix”, finding that the second claim fell within the substantive jurisdiction of the existing arbitration.

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