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THE POWER AND DUTY
AND THE LAW OF
SUBMISSIONS AND AWARDS
REFERENCES UNDER ORDER OF COURT,
APPENDIX OF FORMS, PRECEDENTS, AND STATUTES.
ALFRED A. HUDSON,
OF THE INNER TEMPLE, ONE OF HIS MAJESTY'S COUNsel.
THE LAW OF BUILDING AND ENGINEERING CONTRACTS", "THE LAW OF COMPENSATION", ETC.
PREFACE TO THE TENTH EDITION.
THE change in the Law which took place when the arbitration sections of the Common Law Procedure Act were repealed, and the Arbitration Act came into force, required a comprehensive treatment of the subject of Arbitrations, adapting the law and practice so far as applicable to the new order of things.
The Arbitration Act did away with compulsory Arbitrations, it made submissions by consent irrevocable without leave, and it introduced a code of procedure in connection with Arbitrations which formerly was the subject of agreement between the parties, or formed part of the terms of submissions to Arbitration.
These statutory rules, however, may be excluded by a contrary intention expressed in the submission, but their importance cannot be underrated in connection with Arbitrations, which as a means of settling disputes have become increasingly popular. Now it is rather the exception than the rule for a contract not to contain an arbitration clause.
It has not been forgotten that the persons called upon to act as Arbitrators or Umpires, whether under submissions by consent or under Statutes, are drawn from all classes of the community, and are selected generally as experts in the subject-matter of the dispute rather than for any legal training they may possess, though combined legal and