Duane Morris Submits Evidence to the House of Lords Special Public Bill Committee on the Bill to Amend the Arbitration Act 1996

On 6 February 2024, Partner, Mark Handley and Associate, Paul-Raphael Shehadeh of the London office submitted written evidence to the House of Lords on the proposed reforms to the Arbitration Act.

The evidence has now been published and is available (here).

Duane Morris has followed the work of the Law Commission and its consultation on reform to the English arbitration law over the last eighteen months.

On 5 September 2023, the Law Commission published its Final Report. The bill has now started its progress through Parliament and as part of that there has been a call for evidence on the proposed reforms.

Mark Handley and Paul-Raphael Shehadeh submitted evidence in relation to the proposed changes to the way that the governing law of an arbitration agreement will be determined, and in particular the current proposal that the law impact already-agreed contracts, and on the proposed changes to the system for bringing a challenge to a jurisdiction award in the English Courts.

Duane Morris will continue to monitor the progress of the Bill through Parliament.

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