*Assaubayev and others v Michael Wilson & Partners, Ltd

Arbitration – Stay of court proceedings. The defendant legal and business advisor appealed against the refusal to stay the claimants' claims against it, seeking relief under Pt III of the Solicitors Act 1974, pending arbitration. The Queen's Bench Division struck out the claims under Pt III of the Act, as the defendant was neither a solicitor nor a recognised body and, thus, did not fall within the statutory jurisdiction enabling the grant of such relief. It further stayed the claimants' amended claims invoking the court's inherent supervisory and ordinary jurisdiction pending arbitration.

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