Consent remains at the heart of arbitration law, but the concept has had to become more elastic as the dispute resolution procedure has evolved into new areas, says Henry Byam-Cook

One of the well-recognised selling
points of arbitration over court litigation is the ability of the parties to tailor the dispute resolution procedure to the specific requirements of their dispute.

This is all the more attractive in the context
of disputes between international parties who may come from differing legal backgrounds
and so may wish to blend aspects of the civil
and common law procedural systems into the
way in which their dispute is resolved.

Changing needs

The flexibility to do this comes from the fact
that arbitration ...

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