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Enforcement of arbitration awards: domestic awards

Arbitration Law Monthly

Enforcement of arbitration awards: domestic awards

Section 66 of the Arbitration Act 1996 sets out what is in essence a summary procedure for the enforcement of awards made in an arbitration with an English seat. The award must be enforced unless there are jurisdictional or other serious doubts as to the validity of the award.

A v B [2020] EWHC 952 (Comm); [2020] 1 Lloyd’s Rep 553, a decision of Moulder J, is one of the very few cases where section 66 enforcement has been refused, in this case on the grounds that the application for enforcement was defective and that the enforcement order obtained in without notice proceedings went further than was specified in the award itself.

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