Arbitration Court Decisions

2004


AMALTAL CORPORATION LTD v MARUHA (NZ) CORPORATION LTD CA11-03 11 March 2004
Article 34(6) Arbitration Act 1996 – public policy – fundamental aspects of law – procedural and substantive – cannot reduce the integrity of the court system

METHANEX MOTUNUI LTD v SPELLMAN CA171-03 17 June 2004
Sch 1 art 34 – standing for arbitration agreement – party to arbitration agreement – defined legal relationship
 

2006


CARTER HOLT HARVEY LTD v GENESIS POWER LTD HC AK CIV-2001-404-1974 22 February 2006
Article 5 schedule 1 – court intervention – direct relationship between matters required.

CASATA LTD v GENERAL DISTRIBUTORS LTD SC26-2005 15 March 2006
Costs – incomplete award if fails to deal with costs

MADILL & SMEED LTD v EBERT CONSTRUCTION LTD HC AK CIV-2006-404-882 9 August 2006
Extension of time – clause 7 Schedule 2 Arbitration Act 1996 – undue hardship – W&R Jack Ltd v Fifield [1999] 1 NZLR 48
 

2008

SHADY EXPRESS LTD v SOUTH STAR FREIGHTLINER LTD HC AGN CIV-2008-485-026 14 March 2008
Enforcement of an arbitral award – arts 35 and 36, sch 1, Arbitration Act 1996 – adequacy of arbitrator’s reason for award

BODY CORPORATE 344862 v E-GAS LTD HC WGN CIV-2007-485-2168 23 September 2008
Application for summary judgment – test for arbitrable matters in dispute from the matters agreed – applied ‘anything disputable’ approach from Todd
Energy Ltd v Kiwi Power (1995) Ltd HC, Wellington, CP 46/01, 29/10/01 and Alstom New Zealand Ltd v Contact Energy  Ltd HC, Wellington, CP 160/01, 12/11/01

GENERAL DISTRIBUTORS LTD v MELANESIAN MISSION TRUST BOARD HC AK CIV-2008-404-4436 21 November 2008
Setting aside awards – Sch 1 Art 34 – a procedural ruling is not an award.
 

2009

HENNAH v KELLY HC NAP CIV-2009-441-0103 17 June 2009
Appeal of arbitrator’s award – Question of law Gold and Resource Developments (NZ) Ltd v Doug Hood Limited.

GOODACRE V PACIFIC ABODE HOMES (2004) LIMITED HC AK CIV-2009-404-002164 2 July 2009

TUNER v BODY CORPORATE 361510 HC CHTCH CIV-2009-409-0307 12 August 2009
Article 8 Sch 1 – inoperative and void arbitration agreement –stay of proceedings granted due to arbitration agreement despite third parties.

STATION PROPERTIES LTD (IN REC) v PAGET HC AK CIV-2009-664 22 December 2009.pdf
Application for summary judgment – test for arbitrable matters in dispute from the matters agreed –  applied ‘arguable grounds’ approach from Fletcher/Brown Joint Venture v Kiwi Dairies
Ltd HC, New Plymouth, CP 7/98, 27/5/98 and Natural  Gas
Corporation  of  New  Zealand  Ltd  v  Bay  of  Plenty  Electricity  Ltd HC Wellington, CP 179/99, 22/12/99.


2010

SAFE KIDS IN DAILY SUPERVISION LTD v MCNEILL HC AK CIV-2010-404-1696 14 April 2010
Schedule 1 article 9 – power of court to grant interim measures – status quo definition.


2011

SPOTBURN FARMS LTD v STOCKCO LTD HC AK CIV-2010-404-3209 22 February 2011
Application for statutory demand – Contractual agreement for arbitration – Defects of statutory demand to set aside – Injustice – Dispute

TGB HOLDINGS LTD v BFP TRUSTEES NO 1 LTD HC WH CIV-2009-488-566 1 March 2011
Freezing order – Pick wick basis –  Sole asset – Preparation for trial of proceeding – Dismissed – Ordinary course of business – No bad faith

TGB HOLDINGS LTD v BFP TRUSTEES NO 1 LTD HC WH CIV-2009-488-566 4 April 2011
Freezing Order – Application on notice – Equitable mortgage Hope v Hope, Buhr v Barclays Bank Plc – Ordinary course of business A v C, Gangway Ltd v Caledonian Park Investments (Jersey) Ltd, Bank of New Zealand v Hawkins – Jurisdiction – Legal fees as expenses Halifax Plc v Chandler, Sundt Wrigley Co Ltd v Wrigley, Rooney Earthmoving Ltd v McTague, Ward v Forsyth – Discretion – Interests of Justice

GAWITH v LAWSON HC MAST CIV-2010-435-253 4 May 2011
Application for summary judgement – Cross application for stay of proceedings – Contractual agreement to arbitrate dispute – Two approaches – Arguable defence/Indisputability Fletcher Construction New Zealand v South Pacific Co-operative Dairies Ltd – Stay precedent Todd Energy Limited v Kiwi Power (1995) Limited, Alstom New Zealand Limited v Contact Energy Limited – Stay – Notice  

STANAWAY REAL ESTATE LIMITED V COOPER & CO REAL ESTATE LIMITED HC AK CIV-2010-404-8007 18 May 2011
Appeal of arbitrator’s award – Question of law Gold and Resource Developments (NZ) Ltd v Doug Hood Limited

JUSTMINK LTD V TUHOE-WAIKAREMOANA MAORI TRUST BOARD HC RT CIV-2011-463-291 9 June 2011
Application to set aside arbitral award – Conflict with common law – Jurisdiction – Arguable basis

LAWSON AND ROBINSON V WENLEY HC NP CIV-2010-441-833 24 June 2011
Application appeal arbitral award – Jurisdiction – Partnership agreement – Discretion

TODD PETROLEUM MINING CO LTD V SHELL (PETROLEUM MINING) CO LTD CIV-2010-485-2122 and SHELL (PETROLEUM MINING) CO LTD V TODD PETROLEUM MINING CO LTD CIV-2010-485-2126 HC WN 30 June 2011
Application appeal arbitral award – Approach to granting leave Gold & Resource Developments (NZ) Ltd v Doug Hood Ltd – Strongly arguable – Discretion – Joint venture – Contractual obligations – Costs.

LUXOR VENDING LIMITED V THE WAREHOUSE GROUP LIMITED HC AK CIV-2011-404-4390 29 July 2011
Wrongful repudiation – Application for injunction

DUNICK V NICHOLSON HC AK CIV-2011-404-3549 30 August 2011
Application to enter arbitral award as judgement – Onus – Definition of ‘award’ – Costs

IRONSANDS INVESTMENTS LTD V TOWARD INDUSTRIES LTD HC AK CIV-2010-404-4879 30 August 2011
Costs – Successful strike out of application to set aside interim arbitral award – Granted

SCANTLEBURY v PINNY HC AK CIV-2010-470-000723 9 September 2011
Application for summary judgement – Personal liability NZHB Holdings Ltd v Bartells – New evidence

ALADDINS MOTOR INN LIMITED V BOWCORP HOLDINGS LIMITED HC PALM CIV-2011-454-412 16 December 2011
Application to set aside statutory demand – Application to appoint arbitrator – Substantial dispute North Harbour Equine Hospital Ltd v Little – Proper debts Miller v Mattin – Contractual exclusion of set-off Browns Real Estate Ltd v Grand Lakes Properties Ltd, Benjamin Dev Ltd v Robt Jones Ltd.
 

2012


LAWSON AND ROBINSON V WENLEY HC NP CIV-2010-441-833 22 February 2012
Application to appeal of arbitral award – Partnership Act – General justice and fairness consideration A’s Co Ltd v Dagger

CAPITAL CONSTRUCTION LTD V LUXTA LTD HC WN CIV-2011-485-1622 AND CIV-2011-485-1719 AND CIV 2011-485-1839 23 February 2012
Application for leave for stand down period – Error of law – Affecting rights of parties – Discretionary factors

BJ PYE SHEETMETAL 2009 LTD V FORSMAN HC WN CIV-2011-485-2115 21 March 2012
Appointment of arbitrator – Engineer role referral – Prescribed time – Delay

SOUTH PACIFIC INDUSTRIAL LIMITED V UNITED TELECOMS LIMITED HC WH CIV-2012-488-202 13 April 2012
Oposition of freezing order –  Jurisdiction Shaw v Narain, Bank of New Zealand v Hawkins, Klissers Farmhouse Bakeries Ltd v Harvest Bakeries Ltd – Flexibility – Good arguable case – Discretionary factors.

LIPP V CHANEY HC AK CIV-2011-404-8091 30 April 2012
Application for stay of arbitral award - Dismissed

IRONSANDS INVESTMENTS LTD V TOWARD INDUSTRIES LTD HC AK CIV-2010-404-1289 and CIV-2010-404-2012 and CIV-2010-404-6843 8 June 2012
Reserved judgement – challenges to international arbitral award – Strike out principles Downer-Hill Joint Venture v Government of Fiji, Shannon v Shannon, Paper Reclaim Ltd v Aotearoa International – Arbitration Act 1996 – Fraud The Amphill Peerage, Redcliffe Forestry Venture Ltd v Commissioner of Inland Revenue – Corruption of process – Material non-disclosure

TTAH LIMITED V KONINKLIJKE TEN CAFE N.V. HC AK CIV-2010-404-8250 18 June 2012
Application for stay of proceedings – Similar arbitration process contractually agreed – Discretionary

CARR V ALLAN HC AK CIV-2011-412-417 28 June 2012
Application to set-aside arbitral award – Error of fact and law – Grounds to set aside – Invalidity Kearney v Whitehaven Colliery Co, Carney v Herbert, McFarlane v Daniell, Humphries v Proprietors of “Surfers Palms North” Group Titles Plan 1995 – Absence of pleading/time bar – Merits – Estoppel Attorney-General v Howard – Methanex Motunui Ltd v Spellman – Contractual Mistakes Act 1977

MUDGWAY V DM ROBERTS LIMITED HC TAU CIV-2012-470-114 29 June 2012
Application to amend summary judgement application – Stay of proceedings – Alternative dispute resolution provided for – What constitutes invoking arbitration provision Royal Oak Mall Limited v Savory Holdings Limited.

IAKOPO v RUTHERFORD HC AK CIV-2012-404-1680 3 July 2012.pdf
Granting of interim injunction – did not apply schedule 1 article 9 but used the High Court Rules 

LIPP V CHANEY HC AK CIV-2011-404-8091 and CIV 2012-404-321 20 July 2012
Appeal – Application to set aside arbitral award – Error of law – Onus of proof – Representation – Reasonable Reliance – Detriment – Unconscionability – Relief

RUA V MAMUKU HIGHLANDS LTD HC ROT CIV-2012-463-137 27 July 2012
Application to appeal against arbitral award – Jurisdiction Gold and Resource Developments (NZ) Ltd v Doug Hood Ltd, Pupuke Service Station Ltd v Caltex Oil (NZ) Ltd

LIPP V CHANEY HC AK CIV-2011-404-8091 and CIV 2012-404-321 3 September 2012
Costs – Equitable estoppel

LEEF V BIDOIS HC TAU CIV-2012-470-461 11 October 2012
Application to set aside arbitral award – Court intervention Pupuke Service Station Ltd v Caltex Oil (NZ) Ltd, Attorney-General v Prince, Couch v Attorney-General – Strike out application Abraham’s Wool Exchange v Norlake Wool Ltd, Downer-Hill Joint Venture v Government of Fiji, Ironsands Investments Ltd v Toward Industries – Agreement invalidity – Jurisdiction – Independence Duncan & Davies Nurseries New Plymouth Ltd v Honnor Block Ltd – Public policy conflict Amaltal Corporation v Maruha (NZ) Corporation Ltd, Deutsche Schachtbau-und Tiefbohrgesellschaft mbH v Shell International Petroleum Company Ltd, London Expert Corporation v Jubilee Coffee Roasting – Breach of natural justice

HIGHGATE ON BROADWAY LIMITED V DEVINE HC BLENHEIM CIV-2012-406-136 16 October 2012
Arbitrator jurisdiction – Tenant and landlord dispute – Arbitration agreement – High Court proceedings

ALADDINS MOTOR INN LIMITED V BOWCORP HOLDINGS LIMITED CA16-2012 14 November 2012
Appeal of decision to uphold statutory demand – common law and arbitral award Vector Gas Ltd v Bay of Plenty Energy Ltd – Costs

IRONSANDS INVESTMENTS LTD V TOWARD INDUSTRIES LTD HC AK CIV-2010-404-1289 and CIV-2010-404-2012 and CIV-2010-404-6843 13 November 2012
Costs

H&H CONTRACTORS LIMITED V LEIGHTON CONTRACTORS PTY LIMITED HC AK CIV-2010-404-4637 19 November 2012
Cancellation of contract – survival of arbitration clause

AS PIRE 2008 LTD v SPAZIO CASA FRANCHISING LTD HC AK CIV-2011-404-5949 [2012] NZHC 3153 26 November 2012
Costs

COGNITION EDUCATION LIMITED V ZURICH AUSTRALIAN INSURANCE LIMITED T-A ZURICH NEW ZEALAND HC AK CIV-2012-404-1246 5 December 2012
Objection to jurisdiction of court to refer dispute to arbitration – application for summary judgement priority Jowada Holdings Ltd v Cullen Investments Ltd – Two approaches Todd Energy Ltd v Kiwi Power (1995) Ltd, SL Sethia Liners Ltd v State Trading Corporation of India Ltd and Royal Oak Mall Ltd, Reilly v Fletcher, Auckland City Council c Auckland Tepid Baths Ltd (No.1) – Overview of case law.

DISCOVERY GEO CORPORATION V STP ENERGY PTE LIMITED HC WN CIV-2012-485-2675 19 December 2012
Application for interim order – Arbitration decision pending – Jurisdiction Argyle Estates Ltd v Bowen Group Ltd, Advanced Cardiovascular Systems Inc v Universal Specialties Ltd, Bayat v Cecil, Rimini Ltd v Manning Management & Marketing Pty Ltd, Hamilton v Infiniti Capital Andante Ltd, Dale v Jeffrey – Relief – Balance of harm – Reasonable possibility of success – Delay.
 

2013


MANCHESTER SECURITIES LIMITED v BODY CORPORATE 172108 HC AK CIV-2012-404-5937 13 February 2013
Application to set aside statutory demand – Remedial levy – Arbitration – Set-off – Statutory demand – Solvency.

GALLAWAY COOK ALLAN v EWAN ROBERT CARR [2013] NZCA 11 15 February 2013
Appeal of High Court decision to set aside arbitral award – agreement to refer to arbitration included invalid and unenforceable right of appeal on questions of fact – Jurisdiction – Excess of jurisdiction

ASPEC CONSTRUCTION WELLINGTON LTD v DELTA DEVELOPMENTS LTD HC WGN CIV-2012-485-2735 [2013] NZHC 5  7 March 2013
Interlocutory application for refusal of enforcement of arbitral award and application to set aside the award – breach of natural justice – refusal to allow time extension – is there a conflict with the public policy of New Zealand.

WATERS V PERRY FOUNDATION HC HM CIV-2011-419-1790 25 March 2013
Section 11 of the Arbitration Act 1996 not applicable to leases – determination of  contract as lease or licence.

NAPIER CITY COUNCIL v CITYSCAPE NEW ZEALAND LTD HC NAP CIV-2012-441-406 [2013] NZHC 600 26 March 2013
Appeal on questions of law of interim arbitral award – misconstrued clauses of the lease 

HEALTHLINK LTD v ORION SYSTEMS INTERNATIONAL LTD HC AK CIV-2012-404-1167 [2013] NZHC 594 27 March 2013
Application for stay of proceedings – is the proceeding a matter which is subject to arbitration under the agreement – extension of arbitration agreements by common law or statute – related parties – interpretation of arbitration agreement

NEW ZEALAND LOCAL GOVERNMENT INSURANCE CORPORATION LTD v R+V VERISICHERUNG AG HC CHCH CIV-2012-409-2259 [2013] NZHC 690 9 April 2013.
Application for summary judgment – responding application for stay of proceedings – arbitration clause function – Jurisdiction – avoiding interpretation of contract as this is the Tribunal’s role

NGAI TAHU JUSTICE HOLDINGS LTD v THE ATTORNEY-GENERAL HC CHCH CIV-2012-409-2405 [2013] NZHC 801 18 April 2013
Application to search documents filed in a proceeding – proceeding stayed through consent of parties until arbitration referral by the court – privacy of arbitration.

ZURICH AUSTRALIAN INSURANCE LTD TA ZURICH NEW ZEALAND v COGNITION EDUCATION LTD CA867-2012 [2013] NZCA 180 29 May 2013
Application to stay proceedings based on art 8 of the Arbitration Act 1996 – Dispute – Interpretation of art 8(1) – Jurisdiction.

KIWI EMPIRE CONFECTIONERY LTD v SINGH HC AK CIV-2013-404-7 [2013] NZHC 1272 31 May 2013
Application to set aside arbitration award – art 34 of the Arbitration Act 1996.

DM ROBERTS LTD V MUDGWAY CA454-2012 [2013] NZCA 187 30 May 2013
Appeal to grant of stay for dispute to be arbitrated – Dispute for arbitration – arguable defence test.

LEEF v BIDOIS CIV-2012-470-0461 [2013] NZHC 1349 10 June 2013
Legal validity of the agreed to ‘Mana Whenua arbitration agreement’ –  Definition of arbitration agreement – Conflict of interest – Breach of natural justice – Discretion for court to set aside arbitral award.

NEW ZEALAND LOCAL AUTHORITY PROTECTION PROGRAMME DISASTER FUND v THE NEW INDIA ASSURANCE COMPANY LTD CIV-2012-404-7453 [2013] NZHC 1327 6 June 2013
Application for stay of judgment – determined after conclusion of concurrent application for summary judgment – arguable defence – dispute.

CRANE DISTRIBUTION (NZ) LTD v DURRANT CIV-2012-404-7049 [2013] NZHC 1707 5 July 2013
Application for summary judgment and concurrent application for stay of judgment.

THE LAW CONNECTION LTD v ROCHE HC WGN CIV-2012-485-2103 [2013] NZHC 1742 12 July 2013
Application for summary judgment and concurrent application for stay of judgment – arbitration agreement excludes interlocutory relief, does this include summary judgement – arbitration agreement definition.

WILBUR TRUST LTD v MOXHAM HC AK CIV-2013-404-3125 [2013] NZHC 1968 6 August 2013
Application to set aside statutory demand – Arbitrator’s lack of jurisdiction – Genuine dispute.

COXHEAD v WALLBANK HC TAU CIV-2013-470-0521 [2013] NZHC 2622 9 October 2013
Application to set aside arbitral award – Arbitrator’s error of law – Agreement to appeal on a question of law.

LIGHTER QUAY RESIDENTS' SOCIETY INC V WATERFRONT PROPERTIES (2009) LTD HC AK CIV-2012-404-7509 [2013] NZHC 2678 15 October 2013
Comparison of arbitration and expert determination.

JERLING v MOSS BROTHERS LTD HC MAST CIV-2013-435-14 [2013] NZHC 2893 1 November 2013
Application to set aside arbitral award – Natural justice – Damages.

CENATIO LTD v PARAGON BUILDERS LTD HC WGN CIV-485-2720 [2013] NZHC 3057 14 November 2013
Application to set aside statutory demand – Abuse of process.

COXHEAD v WALLBANK HC TAU CIV-2013-470-0521 [2013] NZHC 3249 5 December 2013
Application to set aside arbitration award – Error of law – Valid commencement of arbitration - Breach of natural justice. 

WILES v BRANT HOMES LIMITED HC AK CIV-2013-404-03143 6 December 2013
Arbitration clause interpretation - Jurisdiction.

BODY CORPORATE 172108 V MANCHESTER SECURITIES LTD HC CIV-2013-404-4284 10 December 2013
Application for leave to appeal against arbitral award under cl 5 sch 2 Arbitration Act 1996 in relation to repairs to a leaky building – remediation scheme approved by the court enabled respondent to carry out repairs and capped liability – body corporate issued a levy which the respondent disputed – arbitrator found that completion of the repair work on was not a pre-condition for applying the cap – should leave to appeal be given against the arbitrator’s interpretation of the clause?

FOODSTUFFS (WELLINGTON) COOPERATIVE SOCIETY LTD v HOLDEN HC AK CIV-2013-470-0223 [2013] NZHC 3379 16 December 2013
Application to set aside arbitral award against an error of law – Contract interpretation.
 

2014


SHELL (PETROLEUM MINING) COMPANY LTD v VECTOR GAS CONTRACTS LTD [2014] NZHC 31 AK 31 January 2013
Appeal against arbitration tribunal award – awards related to the allocation, quantum and pricing of gas – whether the Tribunal erred in ruling that the parties’ subsequent conduct should be excluded when interpreting the contract.

GREEN ACRES FRANCHISE GROUP LTD v REUBE HC AK CIV-2014-404-0200 [2014] NZHC 402 7 March 2014
Interim injunction application for restriction of trade until arbitration occurs – art 17B of the Arbitration Act 1996 – serious issue to be tried – restraint of trade – balance of convenience.

URSEM v CHUNG HC AK CIV-2013-404-3195 [2014] NZHC 436 12 March 2014
Application to stay proceedings and refer to arbitration – jurisdiction of arbitral tribunal.

R T VINCENT LIMITED v WATTS & HUGHES CONSTRUCTION LIMITED [2014] NZHC 847 _x000b_[29 April 2014]

SHELL (PETROLEUM MINING) CO LTD v VECTOR GAS CONTRACTS LTD [2014] NZHC 1072 [20 May 2014]

QUEENSTOWN MINI GOLF LIMITED v BRECON STREET PARTNERSHIP LIMITED [2014] NZHC 1101 [22 May 2014]
Application for interim injunction – section 16, Arbitration Act 1996 – arbitral jurisdiction.
 
HOLDEN V FOODSTUFFS (WELLINGTON) CO-OPERATIVE SOCIETY LIMITED CA1952014 [2014] NZCA 245 [16 June 2014]

Application for special leave to appeal from reversal of arbitral award – lease of supermarket premises – interpretation – whether lessee liable for turnover rental following relocation – whether damages assessable on basis of turnover rent if premises remained open – requirements for special leave relating to arbitral awards. 

NICHOLS v THE ATTORNEY-GENERAL [2014] NZHC 1341 [16 June 2014]
Application for leave to appeal from partial award under s 162A(5) Biosecurity Act 1993 – breaches of HC Rules – leave denied.

EWAN ROBERT CARR and BROOKSIDE FARM TRUST LIMITED v GALLAWAY COOK ALLAN [2014] NZSC 75 [20 June 2014]
Agreement to arbitrate – right of appeal from arbitral award extended to questions of fact – whether agreement enforceable despite invalidity – whether offending words severable – whether setting aside arbitral award was correct exercise of discretion under art 34, Schedule 1, Arbitration Act.

DANONE ASIA PACIFIC HOLDINGS PTE LTD v FONTERRA CO-OPERATIVE GROUP LTD [2014] NZHC 1681 [17 July 2014]
Application for stay – claims relating to Fonterra supply of contaminated product for use in baby formula – arbitration commenced under supply agreement between main parties – jurisdiction to grant stay – whether stay appropriate in interests of justice. 

ALL METALS TRADING COMPANY LIMITED v HADLEY JOHN WRIGHT [2014] NZHC 2136 [5 September 2014]

TODD PETROLEUM MINING COMPANY LIMITED V SHELL (PETROLEUM MINING) COMPANY LIMITED CA262011 [2014] NZCA 507 [17 October 2014]
Appeal on question of law – joint venture relationship between parties involving the Kapuni oil and gas field in Taranaki – dispute over delivery of gas through the Whareroa pipeline – interpretation of Schedule 1 art 33(3) and art 34(3) Arbitration Act 1996 – time within which a party to an arbitral award, who had sought an additional award on a matter not resolved by the original award under art 33(3), might seek recourse against that award under art 34(3).

DANONE ASIA PACIFIC HOLDINGS PTE LTD v NUTRICIA LIMITED CA4382014 [2014] NZCA 536 7 NOV 2014 
Appeal against temporary stay – claim relating to manufacture and supply of allegedly defective milk product – arbitration in Singapore under supply agreement would resolve critical issues in HC proceeding – whether stay appropriate exercise of discretion – whether stay should be amended to require completion of interlocutory steps.

WHITE v MAIDEN [2014] NZHC 3037 [1 December 2014]
Objection to arbitrator under Schedule 1 of the Arbitration Act – whether conflicts of interest give rise to bias – whether objective test breached – no question of credibility in arbitration – no reasonable person would think possibility of bias.
 

2015


BSC CONSTRUCTION LTD V WITHERS [2015] NZGC 1988
A party to an arbitration sought to set aside an arbitral award on the basis he had not had any opportunity to file evidence in reply.  The claim was brought under BDT's expedited rules.  The Court held that there was nothing in the expedited rules to suggest that the parties contemplated any inequality of treatment and there was no breach of the rules of natural justice. The judgment provides confirmation that procedures in the rules provide a dispute resolution mechanism that is both proportionate to what is in issue, and effective in the end result.
 

An Authorised Nominating Authority
under section 65 of the Construction Contracts Act 2002