ARIAS (2014)—starting an arbitration and responding to a notice of arbitration
Produced in partnership with Ralph Morley of 7 King’s Bench Walk
ARIAS (2014)—starting an arbitration and responding to a notice of arbitration

The following Arbitration guidance note Produced in partnership with Ralph Morley of 7 King’s Bench Walk provides comprehensive and up to date legal information covering:

  • ARIAS (2014)—starting an arbitration and responding to a notice of arbitration
  • Starting an arbitration
  • Responding to a Notice of Arbitration
  • Practical points and considerations

This Practice Note summarises the procedures for starting an arbitration and responding to notice of an arbitration in accordance with the third edition of the ARIAS (UK) Rules, which was adopted in 2014 (the ARIAS Rules). The ARIAS Rules apply to any ARIAS arbitration commenced on or after 1 January 2014. ARIAS arbitrations commenced before 1 January 2014 are governed by the ARIAS Rules 1997 (click here for the second edition).

For an introduction to ARIAS, see Practice Note: Arbitration under the ARIAS (UK) Rules 2014.

For guidance on agreeing to use the ARIAS Rules to govern the resolution of disputes, see Practice Note: ARIAS (2014)—general procedure.

Starting an arbitration

Notice of Arbitration

The party commencing the arbitration (the claimant) does so by sending to the intended respondent written notice of arbitration (ARIAS, rule 4.1). The notice of arbitration (the Notice or Notice of Arbitration) should include or be accompanied by:

  1. the claimant’s full name and correspondence address, and the name of the contact person or reference to whom all communications concerning the arbitration are to be addressed, including a telephone number and email address if available

  2. if appropriate, the full text of the arbitration clause or clauses under which the claimant is commencing the arbitration or arbitrations, together with identification of the contractual document or documents in which the clause or