The LCIA’s new arbitration rules 2014, effective 1 October 2014, expressly provide for the consolidation of various arbitrations into one single arbitration. They also provide, in exceptional circumstances, for the appointment of a temporary sole arbitrator pending the formation of the arbitral tribunal. There are new provisions  and amendments relating to the conduct of legal representatives, including an annex containing general conduct guidelines that apply to all legal representatives. They also introduce new rules for the expedited appointment of a replacement arbitrator.