*Sierra Fishing Company and others v Farran and others

Arbitration – Arbitrator. The parties contracted regarding the provision of a loan. A dispute arose and they sought to arbitrate. Concerns were raised as to the impartiality of the arbitrator, Z, and the claimants made an application to have Z removed as arbitrator. In allowing the application, the Commercial Court held that the connections and actions of Z raised justifiable doubts as to his ability to act impartially. Further, the claimants had not lost their entitlement to raise doubts about Z.

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