Thus declared the President on 14 January, handing down his landmark and considered judgment in S v S  EWHC 7 (Fam).
He had before him an application for financial remedy orders, lodged with the consent of divorcing spouses who had agreed between themselves to be bound (in accordance with the IFLA Scheme and the terms of the arbitration agreement which they had signed) by the arbitrator’s award.
The President took the opportunity to consider the effect of an arbitration.
For the detail of the reasoning please read the full judgment here. The salient points and observations have been gathered on a comment sheet, downloadable below.
By this Judgment the President has bestowed his accolade on the process of arbitration!