Richard Anderson provides in our March Gazette a thorough but clear and fully authorised explanation of the powers at common law of the Scottish arbiter with particular reference to the power to make interim and partial awards. It is refreshing to read about arbiters in a world in which the English arbitrator has become the common term of reference. Richard appears to take issue with a particular judgement and it may be of interest to count the number of occasions on which the phrase “with all due respect” appears in this article. It is also of interest to note the ongoing reverberations of Roman law in modern Scottish practice. Read the full article in our March Gazette.