519. Commencement of the arbitral proceedings.

(3)     Commencement of the Arbitration

519.     Commencement of the arbitral proceedings.

Parties to an arbitration agreement1 are free to agree when arbitral proceedings are to be regarded as commenced for the purposes of Part I of the Arbitration Act 19962 and for the purposes of the Limitation Acts3.

If there is no such agreement4, then:


    (1)     where the arbitrator5 is named or designated in the arbitration agreement, arbitral proceedings6 are commenced in respect of a matter when one party serves on the other party or parties a notice in writing7 requiring him or them to submit