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Setting aside an award: arbitrator’s misconduct

Lee, See Kim (2012) Setting aside an award: arbitrator’s misconduct. Masters thesis, Universiti Teknologi Malaysia, Faculty of Built Environment.



Arbitration award is final and binding on the parties and is enforceable against the losing party. However, the High Court may set aside an award on grounds such as corruption or misconduct of the arbitrator. However, the Arbitration Acts 1952 and 2005 gives jurisdiction to the High Court to set aside arbitrators award. section 24 of the 1952 Act uses the word “misconduct” but section 37 of the 2005 Act sets out eight grounds for setting aside the award. An issue that arises is relating to the meaning of “misconduct” or the circumstances that may be inferred as “misconduct” on the part of arbitrators. The objective of this research is to determine the differences between the scope of “misconduct” under section 24 of the 1952 Act as interpreted by the judges and the scope of section 37 of the 2005 Act relating to grounds for setting aside of arbitrators’ award. The approach adopted in this research is based on case law reported in the Malayan Law Journal/ Malayan Law Unreported Journal, Singapore law/cases reported in Malayan Law Journal and English law/cases as reported in England/United Kingdom Law Journal. This is a descriptive research using case law analysis. The analysis involved detail examination of cases the judicial interpretations of the term “misconduct” found in thirty two cases. The research finds that there are twenty two circumstances of misconduct under section 24 of the Arbitration Act 1952. Whereas section 37 of the 2005 Act contains only three circumstances of misconduct.

Item Type:Thesis (Masters)
Additional Information:Thesis (Master of Science (Construction Contact Management)) - Universiti Teknologi Malaysia, 2012; Supervisor : Jamaludin Yaakob
Uncontrolled Keywords:arbitration, high courts, Malayan Law Journal
Subjects:K Law > K Law (General)
Divisions:Built Environment
ID Code:33931
Deposited By: Narimah Nawil
Deposited On:24 Sep 2013 00:07
Last Modified:27 May 2018 08:11

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