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“Boucraa” L’Office Cherifien des Phosphates and Unitramp s.a. – v- Yamashita-Shinnihon Steamship Co. Ltd.

16th Dec 1993

[1994] 1 Lloyd’s Rep. 251; [1994] 1 A.C. 486

Jonathan Gaisman and Alistair Schaff – Arbitration – Delay in prosecution – Dispute under charter referred to arbitration – Power conferred by s. 13A of Arbitration Act 1950 to dismiss claim on ground of claimant’s inordinate or inexcusable delay in pursuing arbitration – Arbitrator exercised power dismissing claim – Delay occurred before s. 13A in force – Whether s. 13A had retrospective effect.