Arbitrators

Arbitrators

What our arbitrators offer

39 Essex Chambers includes members with extensive experience as arbitrators in domestic and international matters. Members have conducted arbitrations under ad hoc terms and under all of the main institutional rules, including ICC, HKIAC, LCIA, SIAC, KLRCA, UNCITRAL, LMAA, SCMA, CIETAC, Swiss Chamber of Commerce, DIAC, CIMAR, City Disputes Panel and JCT.

Our experience

Our barristers have been appointed as arbitrators to determine international and domestic disputes in a broad range of business sectors, including:

  • agency and joint ventures
  • aviation
  • computer software
  • construction
  • corporate acquisitions
  • defence and weapon systems
  • dispute resolution funding
  • distributorship
  • e-commerce
  • financial services and investment
  • insurance and reinsurance
  • international property development
  • legal and professional services
  • local government
  • partnership disputes
  • pharmaceuticals
  • power and energy
  • professional sport
  • telecommunications

In the construction sector, our barristers they have been appointed under the CIArb, JCT, CIMAR, ICE rules, in the commercial field, the City Disputes Panel and LMAA, and other ad hoc appointments not subject to any particular rules.

Who to contact

Alastair Davidson

Alastair Davidson is the Senior Clerk for the Arbitrators team and will, along with the clerking team below, be able to help you with any questions.


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Call: +44 (0)20 7832 1181


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John Tackaberry QC

John Tackaberry QC

Call: 1967 Silk: 1982

Edwin Glasgow CBE QC

Edwin Glasgow CBE QC

Call: 1969 Silk: 1987

Nigel Pleming QC

Nigel Pleming QC

Call: 1971 Silk: 1992

Richard Wilmot-Smith QC

Richard Wilmot-Smith QC

Call: 1978 Silk: 1994

William Norris QC

William Norris QC

Call: 1974 Silk: 1997

Hodge Malek QC

Hodge Malek QC

Call: 1983 Silk: 1999

Paul Darling OBE QC

Paul Darling OBE QC

Call: 1983 Silk: 1999

Susan Rodway QC

Susan Rodway QC

Call: 1981 Silk: 2002

Stuart Catchpole QC *

Stuart Catchpole QC *

Call: 1987 Silk: 2002

Timothy Lyons QC BL

Timothy Lyons QC BL

Call: 1980 Silk: 2003

Adrian Hughes QC

Adrian Hughes QC

Call: 1984 Silk: 2006

Stephen Tromans QC

Stephen Tromans QC

Call: 1999 Silk: 2009

Charles Manzoni QC

Charles Manzoni QC

Call: 1988 Silk: 2009

Peter Rees QC

Peter Rees QC

Call: 2014 Silk: 2009

Sean Wilken QC

Sean Wilken QC

Call: 1991 Silk: 2010

Hefin Rees QC

Hefin Rees QC

Call: 1992 Silk: 2013

Marion Smith QC

Marion Smith QC

Call: 1981 Silk: 2015

James Ramsden QC

James Ramsden QC

Call: 1987 Silk: 2016

Denys Hickey

Denys Hickey

Call: 1975

Karen Gough

Karen Gough

Call: 1983

Jonathan Bellamy

Jonathan Bellamy

Call: 1986

John Denis-Smith

John Denis-Smith

Call: 1998

Christopher Staker
Ben Olbourne

Ben Olbourne

Call: 2003

The Rt. Hon. Lord Dyson

The Rt. Hon. Lord Dyson

Call: 1968 Silk: 1982

Sir Colin Mackay

Sir Colin Mackay

Call: 1968 Silk: 1989

Lindy Patterson QC

Lindy Patterson QC

Call: 2017 Silk: 2010

Paul Hayes

Paul Hayes

Call: 2005

Patrick Lane SC

Patrick Lane SC

Call: 1977

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