Crowther and another v Rayment and another

Landlord and tenant – Lease. The lessors leased a property in France to the lessees. A dispute arose and the lessors sought an order for the appointment of an arbitrator. The lessees sought relief on the basis that there was no valid and relevant arbitration agreement. The Chancery Division, in dismissing both applications, held that the court lacked the power to make an order for the appointment of an arbitrator, and that the relief sought by the lessees was pointless and ought not to be granted.