Court considered whether the proceedings before court should be stayed and the matter be referred for arbitration as stipulated by the partnership deed between the parties. Court held it could not grant the application for stay of proceedings for the matter to be referred for arbitration. Court was satisfied from its findings that the partnership between the parties had long expired or ceased to exist. For that matter there is no way the partnership deed could be brought to operate as in between the parties since the partnership no longer existed between the parties hence the suit could not be stayed for parties to arbitrate.
Accordingly court dismissed the application with costs.