1   Short title

   2   Interpretation

   3   Effect of a submission

   4   Provisions as to a submission

   5   Stay of proceedings

   6   Notice to appoint arbitrator or umpire

   7   Refusal, incapacity or death of arbitrator

      Failure to appoint arbitrator

   8   Powers of arbitrators or umpire

   9   Subpoenas

   10   Enlargement of time for making award

   11   Remission of matters by the Court for re-consideration of arbitrators or umpire

   12   Misconduct of arbitrator or umpire

   13   Enforcement of awards


References under Order of Court

   14   References by order of the Court

   15   References by consent of parties in any cause or matter to Registrar or Special Referee

   16   Registrar or Special Referee officers of the Court

   17   Power of Court or Judge as to references by order

   18   Court of Appeal



   19   Court may order writ of subpoena

      Habeas corpus

   20   Stating case for opinion of the Court

   21   Terms of order

   22   Perjury

   23   Cases to which the Crown or Government is party

   24   Application of Act



[Date of Commencement: 30th June, 1900]

Cap 19.

Act 42 of 1969.

1   Short title

   This Act may be cited as the Arbitration Act.

2   Interpretation

   In this Act-

   "Court" means the Supreme Court;

   "Judge" means a Judge of the Supreme Court;

   "Registrar" means the Registrar of the Supreme Court of Judicature of Jamaica;

   "rules of Court" includes the Civil Procedure Rules, 2002;

   "Special Referee" means any Resident Magistrate, Clerk of the Courts, or other person who may be appointed in any action or matter as Special Referee by the Court or a Judge;

   "submission" means a written agreement to submit present or future differences to arbitration, whether an arbitrator is named therein or not.

3   Effect of a submission

   A submission, unless a contrary intention is expressed therein, shall be irrevocable, except by leave of the Court or a Judge, and shall have the same effect in all respects as if it had been made an order of Court.

4   Provisions as to a submission

   A submission, unless a contrary intention is expressed therein, shall be deemed to include the provisions set forth in the following paragraphs as far as they are applicable to the reference under the submission-

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