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Common Law Procedure Act 1854

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XVIIAgreement or Submission in Writing may be made Rule of Court, unless a contrary Intention appear.

Every Agreement or Submission to Arbitration by Consent, whether by Deed or Instrument in Writing not under Seal, may be made a Rule of any One of the Superior Courts of Law or Equity at Westminster, on the Application of any Party thereto, unless such Agreement or Submission contain Words purporting that the Parties intend that it should not be made a Rule of Court; and if in any such Agreement or Submission it is provided that the same shall or may be made a Rule of One in particular of such Superior Courts, it may be made a Rule of that Court only; and if when there is no such Provision a Case be stated in the Award for the Opinion of One of the Superior Courts, and such Court be specified in the Award, and the Document authorizing the Reference have not, before the Publication of the Award to the Parties, been made a Rule of Court, such Document may be made a Rule only of the Court specified in the Award; and when in any Case the Document authorizing the Reference is or has been made a Rule or Order of any One of such Superior Courts, no other- of such Courts shall have any Jurisdiction to entertain any Motion respecting the Arbitration or Award.

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