Financial Relief: Challenging an Arbitration Award

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In the recent case of DB v DLJ [2016] EWHC 324 (Fam) Mostyn J considered the merits of an attempt by a wife to set aside an award made at an arbitration hearing on the basis of what she alleged to be a subsequent change of circumstances which vitiated the award. Mostyn J considered various strands of previous case law and practice guidance and summarised the grounds of challenge of such an award.  The test is stringent and it will only be in exceptional circumstances that the court will interfere.


An incredibly helpful summary by Alex Chandler of 1 King’s Bench Walk can be found at Family Law Online here.