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(1)In this Act, unless the contrary intention appears—
arbitration between parties residing, or carrying on business, anywhere in the United Kingdom, and
“arbitrator” means a sole arbitrator or a member of a tribunal,
any refusal to accept a claim, and
any other difference (whether contractual or not),
“party” means a party to an arbitration,
“rules” means the Scottish Arbitration Rules (see section 7), and
“tribunal” means a sole arbitrator or panel of arbitrators.
(2)References in this Act to “an arbitration”, “the arbitration” or “arbitrations” are references to a particular arbitration process or, as the case may be, to particular arbitration processes.
(3)References in this Act to a tribunal conducting an arbitration are references to the tribunal doing anything in relation to the arbitration, including—
(a)making a decision about procedure or evidence, and
(b)making an award.
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