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STEPS IN THE ARBITRATION PROCESS

  • Dispute arises (Start)
  • Request for and submission of dispute to arbitration (This may be to a specific arbitrator or to an arbitral institution. Choices may be predicated by a pre-contractual term in an agreement which has given rise to the dispute.
  • Parties agree on an arbitrator or an arbitrator is appointed by an arbitral institution or a court.
  • Arbitrator accepts appointment.
  • Preliminary meeting at arbitrator's request. This may be a joint session with everyone present or may be conducted by telephone conference.
  • Arrangements for the arbitration including hire of venue and travel arrangements, usually done by the parties with or without the assistance of an arbitral institution.
  • Arbitrator issues directions.
  • Preliminary hearings and interim awards possible in respect of security of costs, scope of arbitration agreement etc.
  • Submission of pleadings: claims / counterclaims and response to counterclaim.
  • Discovery and preparation of agreed documents.
  • Preparation of expert reports.
  • Hearing (all parties, representatives, witnesses and experts and arbitrator).
  • Award : decision and costs (The End).
  • If non compliance - action for enforcement or challenge of or to award.

 
     
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