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Ottoway Engineering Pty Ltd v ASC AWD Shipbuilder Pty Ltd [2017] SASC 69

Case note | SA | June 2017 | Available for purchase & free for members

Abstract

In Ottoway Engineering Pty Ltd v ASC AWD Shipbuilder Pty Ltd, the Supreme Court of South Australia (the Court) heard an application by Ottoway Engineering Pty Ltd (Ottoway) for leave to appeal against an arbitration award on the ground that the arbitrator erred in law by not providing reasons or sufficient reasons for key findings. The Court identified inconsistencies in current case law considering the standard required of an arbitrator’s reasons, and concluded this was a matter of general public importance which necessitated the granting of leave to appeal.

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We thank the author of this case note Erika Williams and the journal editor Russell Thirgood for their contribution to this journal.

Tags: Arbitration, Legal practice, Building and construction, Dispute handling administration