Just prior to Christmas, the High Court ruled that prior appointments of an adjudicator as an expert witness gave rise to a conflict of interest which should have been disclosed to the parties. This decision rather flies in the face of traditional norms of independence of the legal profession. It is also cause for concern in a small, specialised sector of the legal community.
Musings of a busy mind
Last week, the Queen Mary University International Arbitration Survey - Driving Efficiency in International Construction Disputes was released.
The Court of Appeal's 2 October 2019 judgment has finally been released.
Not surprisingly, the Court dismisses the appeal by Mr Reay, and in the process makes a number of useful comments about contract interpretation.