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Arbitration Awards: A Practical Approach

Arbitration Awards: A Practical Approach

Ray Turner

ISBN: 978-1-405-13063-9

Apr 2005, Wiley-Blackwell

264 pages

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$133.00

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‘Drawing on his long and practical experience [the author gives] guidance which only the foolhardy would reject without good reason for doing so. With this manual beside him, many an arbitrator will, I feel sure, sleep the sounder.’ - The Rt Hon The Lord Bingham of Cornhill.

The preparation of an arbitrator's award requires a rigorous approach to the consideration of submissions and evidence, and to the decisions stemming from that consideration, and the arbitrator must be competent to draft a valid and enforceable award.

These tasks can be complex for any arbitrator, particularly so for the less experienced. This book has been written to provide clear and practical guidance, whilst emphasising that there is no standard method of preparing or writing an award. It includes illustrations relating to a wide range of types of award.

It will be of interest to all arbitrators and those involved in the process, whether they are concerned with commodities, insurance, maritime matters, rent disputes, construction or commerce.

Part A Introduction.

A preliminary introduction.

Part B Background principles.

Types of awards.

Style, content and check-lists.

An approach to decision-making.

Part C Developing the principles.

Synthesis of an award.

Part D Illustrations.

Substantive awards.

Supportive awards.

Procedural awards; Institutional awards; Ancillary awards.

Part E Variants.

Other options and variations in content.

Part F Appendices

This book is the product of decades of practice and experience and it draws on a deep study of the process of arbitration. Although it is written for the domestic market and for arbitrations governed by the Arbitration Act 1996, it is relevant to arbitrations that are not governed by the law of England and Wales and where a reasoned award is required.

Ray Turner’s book is intended to be a manual or vade mecum and it succeeds impressively. There will be few arbitrators who would not profit by having it to hand.—International Construction Law Review

'Drawing on his long and practical experience [the author gives] guidance which only the foolhardy would reject without good reason for doing so. With this manual beside him, many an arbitrator will, I feel sure, sleep the sounder.’ -The Rt Hon The Lord Bingham of Cornhill

'If it had been available when I was starting as an arbitrator I would have been saved considerable pain and grief, and a lot of embarrassment. The layout of the book is logical and straightforward, making it easy to use and to follow. I found it compulsive reading... All in all a very useful book, well constructed and practical, which should be on the shelf (or better still, the desk) of every practising or aspiring arbitrator.' Arbitration 2005.

'There is an abundance of information and advice that will be invaluable to arbitrators in any common law jurisdiction, and arguably beyond....[The author is] renowned for both his incisiveness and his ability to explain difficult technical concepts in simple language.....Concise but comprehensive, this book is the work of a master of his craft.' Asian Dispute Review.

'An extremely practical approach to writing arbritation awards' Eric J Mouzer FRICS

* Provides a single, "all in one" guide to the preparation of arbitration awards
* Of interest to all types of arbitrator, whether commercial, maritime or construction
* Author has many years' experience as an arbitrator and trainer in the field
* 'Drawing on his long and practical experience [the author gives] guidance which only the foolhardy would reject without good reason for doing so. With this manual beside him, many an arbitrator will, I feel sure, sleep the sounder.’ -The Rt Hon The Lord Bingham of Cornhill