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England: “unmeritorious” challenges to arbitral awards prompt rule change

The Commercial Court has changed its rules on challenging arbitral awards for serious irregularity under section 68 of the Arbitration Act 1996 in response to what it has described as “the substantial increase in the number of unmeritorious section 68 applications in recent years”. English arbitration law provides for rights of challenge to an arbitral award that go significantly beyond the grounds for setting aside an arbitral award that are permitted in most other jurisdictions.  Section 68 is concerned with procedural failings and not with errors of fact, law or