Arbitration – Stay of court proceedings. The claimant company appealed against a decision to stay its petition for the winding up of the defendant company. The debt on which the petition was based arose out of a lease which contained an arbitration agreement. The Court of Appeal, Civil Division, in dismissing the appeal, held that the debt mentioned in the petition fell within the very wide terms of the arbitration clause in the lease and triggered the automatic stay provision in s 9(1) of the Arbitration Act 1996.