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  1. Introductory Text

  2. Part I General Provisions as to Arbitration

    1. Effect of Arbitration Agreements, &

      1. 1. Authority of arbitrators and umpires to be irrevocable.

      2. 2. Death of party.

      3. 3. Bankruptcy.

      4. 4. Staying court proceedings where there is submission to arbitration.

      5. 5. Reference of interpleader issues to arbitration.

    2. Arbitrators and Umpires

      1. 6. When reference is to a single arbitrator.

      2. 7. Power of parties in certain cases to supply vacancy.

      3. 8. Umpires.

      4. 9. Majority award of three arbitrators.

      5. 10. Power of court in certain cases to appoint an arbitrator or umpire.

      6. 11. Power of official referee to take arbitrations.

    3. Conduct of Proceedings, Witnesses, &c.

      1. 12. Conduct of proceedings, witnesses, &c.

    4. Provisions as to Awards

      1. 13. Time for making award.

      2. 13A. Want of prosecution.

      3. 14. Interim awards.

      4. 15. Specific performance.

      5. 16. Awards to be final.

      6. 17. Power to correct slips.

    5. Costs, Fees and Interest

      1. 18. Costs.

      2. 19. Taxation of arbitrator’s or umpire’s fees.

      3. 19A. Power of arbitrator to award interest.

      4. 20. Interest on awards.

    6. Special Cases, Remission and Setting aside of Awards, &c.

      1. 21. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

      2. 22. Power to remit award.

      3. 23. Removal of arbitrator and setting aside of award.

      4. 24. Power of court to give relief where arbitrator is not impartial or the dispute involves question of fraud.

      5. 25. Power of court where arbitrator is removed or authority of arbitrator is revoked.

    7. Enforcement of Award

      1. 26. Enforcement of award.

    8. Miscellaneous

      1. 27. Power of court to extend time for commencing arbitration proceedings.

      2. 28. Terms as to costs, &c.

      3. 29. Extension of s. 496 of the Merchant Shipping Act, 1894.

      4. 30. Crown to be bound.

      5. 31. Application of Part I to statutory arbitrations.

      6. 32. Meaning of “arbitration agreement”.

      7. 33. Operation of Part I.

      8. 34. Extent of Part I.

  3. Part II Enforcement of certain Foreign Awards

    1. 35. Awards to which Part II applies.

    2. 36. Effect of foreign awards.

    3. 37. Conditions for enforcement of foreign awards.

    4. 38. Evidence.

    5. 39. Meaning of “final award”.

    6. 40. Saving for other rights, &c.

    7. 41. Application of Part II to Scotland.

    8. 42. Application of Part II to Northern Ireland.

    9. 43.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

  4. Part III General

    1. 44. Short title, commencement and repeal.

  5. SCHEDULES

    1. FIRST SCHEDULE

      Protocol on Arbitration Clauses signed on behalf of His Majesty at a Meeting of the Assembly of the League of Nations held on the twenty-fourth day of September, nineteen hundred and twenty-three

      1. 1.Each of the Contracting States recognises the validity of an...

      2. 2.The arbitral procedure, including the constitution of the arbitral tribunal,...

      3. 3.Each Contracting State undertakes to ensure the execution by its...

      4. 4.The tribunals of the Contracting Parties, on being seized of...

      5. 5.The present Protocol, which shall remain open for signature by...

      6. 6.The present Protocol shall come into force as soon as...

      7. 7.The present Protocol may be denounced by any Contracting State...

      8. 8.The Contracting States may declare that their acceptance of the...

    2. SECOND SCHEDULE

      Convention on the Execution of Foreign Arbitral Awards signed at Geneva on behalf of His Majesty on the twenty-sixth day of September, nineteen hundred and twenty-seven

      1. Article I

      2. Article 2

      3. Article 3

      4. Article 4

        1. The party relying upon an award or claiming its enforcement...

      5. Article 5

      6. Article 6

      7. Article 7

      8. Article 8

      9. Article 9

      10. Article 10

      11. Article 11

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