Irish Arbitration Act 2010

April 2013
Sarah Conroy and Elaine Gorman

The Irish Courts have traditionally refused to stay proceedings in circumstances where a significant “step” has been taken by one of the parties in court proceedings. A recent decision of Mr Justice Hogan in the Irish High Court addresses the issue of what constitutes a “step” in proceedings sufficient to prevent a party from relying on an arbitration clause in an agreement.

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