An Agricultural Holdings Act arbitration award can be unclear; but not unjust
In May, the case of Compton Beauchamp Estates Ltd v Spence (2013) considered whether an arbitrator had provided adequate reasons for his award in the context of a challenge under section 68 of the Arbitration Act 1996, relating to a claim pursuant to the Agricultural Holdings Act 1986.
This was an arbitration claim arising out of an award determining the rent payable in relation to an agricultural holding, pursuant to the Agricultural Holdings Act 1986. The claimant, the landlord, sought an order under section 68 of the Arbitration Act 1996 to set aside the award or to seek reconsideration of the matter.
The act provides for challenges to arbitration awards on the grounds of serious irregularity that causes substantial injustice. The central question in this case was whether an arbitrator had provided adequate reasons for his award…
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