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  • 7.9.3-ARBITRATION-APPOINTMENTS OF ARBITRATORS

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  • Appointments of arbitrators

     
     

    Arbitration at first stage: The parties (claimant and defendant) appoint one arbitrator each who jointly appoint an umpire. If the two arbitrators cannot agree on an award the umpire will decide the outcome instead.

    Appeals and hearings before a board of arbitration: In both these cases the BCA appoints the arbitrators: three for quality disputes, and five for all other (i.e. technical) disputes.

    The parties to the dispute may object, in writing, to the appointment of any arbitrator or arbitration board member. No arbitrator or arbitration board member may be, or become, directly or indirectly involved in a case they are officiating in.