When does arbitration end?
An arbitrator’s authority or mandate to make decisions in an arbitration case ends in the following situations:
- Resignation or death - if the arbitrator chooses to resign from their position or passes away.
- Mutual agreement between the parties - if all parties involved in the arbitration agree to remove the arbitrator from their role. If an arbitrator resigns or is removed because all parties agree to it, this action does not necessarily mean there is an agreement or acknowledgment that the reasons for the challenge or removal were valid. It simply means the arbitrator’s role has ended.
- Court decision - if a court decides to remove the arbitrator, as outlined in the Arbitration Act.