Arbitration Law Monthly
Removal of arbitrator: apparent bias
Newcastle United Football Co Ltd v Football Association Premier League Ltd and Others  EWHC 349 (Comm) is the first case to apply the guidance on arbitral bias given by the Supreme Court in Halliburton Co v Chubb Bermuda Insurance Ltd  Lloyd’s Rep IR 1. As in Halliburton, the issue was whether there had been a failure by the arbitrator to disclose relevant information on appointment. In subsequent proceedings, Newcastle United Football Co Ltd v Football Association Premier League Ltd  EWHC 450 (Comm), HHJ Pelling QC held that there was no privacy reason to refuse the release of the judgment.
Newcastle United: the facts