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.


Alastair DavidsonEmail


Call: +44 (0)20 7832 1181


Mobile: +44 (0)7736 154 109


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John Tackaberry KC

John Tackaberry KC

Call: 1967 Silk: 1982

Edwin Glasgow CBE KC

Edwin Glasgow CBE KC

Call: 1969 Silk: 1987

Nigel Pleming KC

Nigel Pleming KC

Call: 1971 Silk: 1992

John Steel KC

John Steel KC

Call: 1978 Silk: 1993

Richard Spearman KC

Richard Spearman KC

Call: 1977 Silk: 1996

Richard Wilmot-Smith KC

Richard Wilmot-Smith KC

Call: 1978 Silk: 1994

William Norris KC

William Norris KC

Call: 1974 Silk: 1997

Paul Darling OBE KC

Paul Darling OBE KC

Call: 1983 Silk: 1999

Neil Block KC

Neil Block KC

Call: 1980 Silk: 2002

Susan Rodway KC

Susan Rodway KC

Call: 1981 Silk: 2002

Colin McCaul KC

Colin McCaul KC

Call: 1978 Silk: 2003

Adrian Hughes KC

Adrian Hughes KC

Call: 1984 Silk: 2006

Stephen Tromans KC

Stephen Tromans KC

Call: 1999 Silk: 2009

Charles Manzoni KC

Charles Manzoni KC

Call: 1988 Silk: 2009

Peter Rees KC

Peter Rees KC

Call: 2014 Silk: 2009

Marion Smith KC

Marion Smith KC

Call: 1981 Silk: 2015

Karim Ghaly KC

Karim Ghaly KC

Call: 2001 Silk: 2017

Lindy Patterson KC

Lindy Patterson KC

Call: 2017 Silk: 2010

David Brynmor Thomas KC

David Brynmor Thomas KC

Call: 2011 Silk: 2019

John Pugh-Smith

John Pugh-Smith

Call: 1977

David Bateson *

David Bateson *

Call: 1980

Karen Gough

Karen Gough

Call: 1983

Jonathan Bellamy

Jonathan Bellamy

Call: 1986

Steven  Lim

Steven Lim

Call: 1992

Andrew Kearney

Andrew Kearney

Call: 2007

John Denis-Smith

John Denis-Smith

Call: 1998

Anthony Edwards

Anthony Edwards

Call: 1999

Jess Connors

Jess Connors

Call: 2000

Christopher Staker

Christopher Staker

Call: 2003

Ben Olbourne

Ben Olbourne

Call: 2003

Vivek  Kapoor

Vivek Kapoor

Call: 2018

Patrick Hennessey

Patrick Hennessey

Call: 2010

Niraj  Modha

Niraj Modha

Call: 2010

Grace Cheng

Grace Cheng

Call: 2016

Wyn Williams FLSW

Wyn Williams FLSW
(Sir)

Call: 1974 Silk: 1992

David Foskett

David Foskett
(Sir)

Call: 1972 Silk: 1991

Colin Mackay

Colin Mackay
(Sir)

Call: 1968 Silk: 1989

The Hon. Wayne Martin AC KC

The Hon. Wayne Martin AC KC

Call: 1988 Silk: 1993

Paul Hayes KC

Paul Hayes KC

Call: 2005 Silk: 2018

Denys Hickey

Denys Hickey

Call: 1975

Patrick Lane SC

Patrick Lane SC

Call: 1977

James Ramsden KC

James Ramsden KC

Call: 1987 Silk: 2016

Swee Im Tan

Swee Im Tan

Call: 1987

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