The new edition of Russell on Arbitration continues to provide a detailed and comprehensive coverage of the law and practice of arbitration. It consists of eight chapters and is supported by four helpful appendices. The book covers all aspects of the arbitral process: the nature of arbitration (chapter 1); the importance of the arbitration agreement (2);the parties and arbitral institutions (3); the role and powers of the arbitral tribunal (4); the conduct and reference to arbitration (5); the nature of the arbitral award (6); the role of the court in arbitration (7) and the role of the court after the award is made, including enforcement and challenges of the award (8).



David St John Sutton, Judith Gill, Matthew Gearing

£260, Sweet & Maxwell

Throughout the chapters, the authors have clearly set out the key legal provisions under the Arbitration Act 1996 and provided a detailed discussion of how they apply in practice. The reader is also presented with a thorough and engaging analysis of the relevant case law and judicial interpretation, and application of statutory principles and international arbitral laws (such as the New York Convention). As well as ‘black letter law’, the book discusses the role and functions of international arbitral institutions and centres, and the ‘business’ side of arbitration. It benefits greatly from the four appendices which cover useful, additional material, such as the report leading to the enactment of the Arbitration Act 1996, and a list of appointing authorities and expert institutions.

The book is well structured and all chapters are written in an informative and engaging manner, allowing the reader to grasp the fundamental aspects of arbitration. This is an invaluable tool for practitioners, judges, academics and anyone interested in arbitration.

Masood Ahmed, University of Leicester