Irish Supreme Court Ruling Regarding Setting Aside an Award and the Removal of an Arbitrator
27 Apr 2010
The judgment, which found entirely in favour of Galway City Council, provided that the courts should no longer take such a deferential approach to awards handed down by arbitrators. Instead, it was held that it was incumbent on the courts to intervene in arbitration in appropriate circumstances. The case is now the leading decision concerning the ability to challenge the award of an arbitrator. The judgment of the Supreme Court also provides a useful explanation of the current status of the law in relation to repudiation and the effect of an engineer/architect's certificate.
Please see the attached update for further information about this judgment.
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