UK: High Court refuses to set aside expert determination for ‘manifest error’

Where parties have contractually agreed to submit a dispute for expert determination, one of the the limited bases on which they may challenge the determination and have it set aside by the court is that it contains a manifest error.  However, the scope of that exception is very narrow, as illustrated by a recent High Court decision: Walton Homes Ltd v Staffordshire County … Read more

CIArb launches specialist property disputes service in the UK

The Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (CIArb) has launched its Property Disputes Appointments Service (PDS) in the UK.  This service builds upon its dispute resolver service and presidential panels appointment scheme, and provides specialists to assist disputing parties in resolving property disputes by way of arbitration, expert determination, mediation and adjudication.  The PDS has been launched … Read more