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M/S Alghanim Industries Inc and another -v- Skandia International Insurance Corp and others

14th Mar 2001

[2001] 2 All ER (Comm) 30

Christopher Butcher – Arbitration – Costs – Taxation – Jurisdiction – Arbitrators making order on preliminary issue – Claim failing as a result of decision on preliminary issue – Arbitrators awarding costs to defendant – Whether award ‘final’– Claimant applying for costs to be taxed by High Court – Whether arbitrators having jurisdiction to tax costs – ARIAS Arbitration Rules, r 16.6 – Arbitration Act 1950, s 18(1), (2).