APPLICATIONS TO THE COURT PRIOR TO THE HEARING
A tribunal’s powers, although broad, are nonetheless limited. For instance, a tribunal cannot direct an order against a third party or grant injunctions. 1 Moreover, sometimes parties need relief before the tribunal is constituted. The court, therefore, has a role in protecting the process and ensuring that it is not rendered otiose for want of some form of interim relief. This chapter, therefore, considers the court’s role in the early stages of an arbitration. Other areas of court intervention are dealt with elsewhere in this book. The following topics are addressed:
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