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Contact with chambers should be made through the Practice Management Team. They are happy to discuss client requirements and provide further information on such matters as the expertise and experience of individual members, fees, working practices and languages spoken. We have members able to work in French, German, Italian, Spanish, Dutch, Swedish, Greek and Chinese (Mandarin).

Outside working hours, a member of our team is always available to be contacted on matters of an urgent nature. Contact should be made using the Chambers main number or email.

To contact our Singapore office, please contact our BD Director, Asia, Rachel Foxton. Out of office hours calls will automatically be diverted to our clerking team in London.

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Twenty Essex Street
London
WC2R 3AL

enquiries@twentyessex.com
t: +44 20 7842 1200
DX 0009 Lond/Chan Lane

Singapore

28 Maxwell Road
#02-03
Maxwell Chambers Suites
Singapore 069120

singapore@twentyessex.com
t: +65 62257230

Contact

Contact with chambers should be made through the Practice Management Team. They are happy to discuss client requirements and provide further information on such matters as the expertise and experience of individual members, fees, working practices and languages spoken. We have members able to work in French, German, Italian, Spanish, Dutch, Swedish, Greek and Chinese (Mandarin).

Outside working hours, a member of our team is always available to be contacted on matters of an urgent nature. Contact should be made using the Chambers main number or email.

To contact our Singapore office, please contact our BD Director, Asia, Rachel Foxton. Out of office hours calls will automatically be diverted to our clerking team in London.

London

Twenty Essex Street
London
WC2R 3AL

enquiries@twentyessex.com
t: +44 20 7842 1200
DX 0009 Lond/Chan Lane

Singapore

28 Maxwell Road
#02-03
Maxwell Chambers Suites
Singapore 069120

singapore@twentyessex.com
t: +65 62257230

11/05/2021

No revisiting AA 1996, s 69(3) arguments once permission to appeal granted

CVLC Three Carrier Corp and another company v Arab Maritime Petroleum Transport Co [2021] EWHC 551 (Comm)

 

In a rare example of a successful challenge under section 69 of the Arbitration Act 1996 (AA 1996) to an arbitration award, Mrs Justice Cockerill has provided important practical guidance on two important issues.

Firstly, can AA 1996, s 69(3) permission arguments be revisited at the main AA 1996, s 69 hearing, once permission to appeal has been granted? Secondly, how should the court identify the relevant ‘question of law’ when granting permission under AA 1996, s 69? As to the first, the judge’s answer was a resolute no, save for ‘highly unusual circumstances’. As to the second, she held that the court can and should reformulate the question of law, if necessary, in order to reflect accurately the true ‘macro-question’ at issue. She also held that there was no requirement that the relevant question of law must have been put in exactly the same form as it was later posed at the AA 1996, s 69 stage.

Colleen Hanley looks at the court’s decision and practical implications of the case.

Read the full article (PDF, 159 KB)

This article was first published by Lexis®PSL on 19 March 2021.

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