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Ex Parte Communications in Arbitral Proceedings – Worth the Risk?: Hunt v. The Owners, Strata Plan LMS 2556 (BC)

/ Owner - May 22, 2018

It is a well-established principle in judicial proceedings that a judge should not discuss any part of an ongoing case with only one party to the dispute. In Hunt v. The Owners, Strata Plan LMS 2556, the B.C. Court of Appeal recently confirmed that private conversations between an arbitrator and one party to the dispute, even those touching on procedural matters, can give rise to a reasonable apprehension of bias and provide a basis to set aside an arbitral award.    Read the article……………….

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