Scottish Arbitration Rules
Section 8 – Mandatory rules
31.The mandatory rules take precedence over any agreement between the parties which conflicts with those rules. If an arbitration is not conducted in accordance with the rules which apply to it (including the mandatory rules), the tribunal or arbitrator may, depending on the breach, be open to removal or dismissal (with potential consequences for their expenses), and an award may be liable to challenge.
32.The mandatory rules are listed in section 8. They are also identified in the Scottish Arbitration Rules in schedule 1 for the ease of the reader by an “M” at the end of the rule heading.