International quarterly – issue 13, 2014

International quarterly – issue 13, 2014 – Lexology
“A party may apply to the English court to
remove an arbitrator on the grounds that
circumstances exist that give rise to justifiable
doubts as to his impartiality (section 24(1)(a),
Arbitration Act 1996 (“the Act”)).
The relevant test for an application under
section 24(1)(a) of the Act is as follows:
“Whether the fair-minded and informed
observer, having considered the facts, would
consider that there was a real possibility that
the tribunal was biased.”
Under section 73 of the Act, a party may lose
the right to object to an irregularity affecting
the tribunal or the proceedings if the objection
is not raised promptly.”