ADR Arbitration

Arbitrator Appointments

Kings Chambers arbitrators have extensive experience of international and domestic arbitrations. The group includes former judges of high eminence, Sir Maurice Kay, former Vice President of the Court of Appeal and His Honour David Gilliland and Deputy Judges of the High Court.

The range of matters arbitrated includes disputes between governments, international contracts, intellectual property, joint ventures, oil and gas and partnership.

Kings Chambers also offers a fixed price arbitration service tailored to disputes requiring quick resolution to be dealt with on paper or by way of a hearing

Arbitrators Fixed-price Fees Why Use Us? Process Rules of Engagement Model Agreement


 

Is my dispute suitable?

Arbitration is a type of alternative dispute resolution. It requires agreement from the parties involved to work with a disinterested third party to try and reach a resolution. Any civil dispute can be arbitrated.

What are the advantages in using Kings Arbitration Service over the courts?

When selecting a dispute resolution procedure, there are advantages in using Kings Arbitration Service over the Courts. One of the main advantages is that a hearing and decision will generally be given more quickly when choosing arbitration services. The informality of arbitration allows a range of representation. The parties involved have control over the selection of the arbitrator, unlike in court where they have no say over the judge or jury.

Arbitration can be more cost-effective - the costs are confined and by and large dependant on the size of the claim but in many cases are likely to compare favourably with Court proceedings.

Another advantage is that arbitration is a confidential way to solve a dispute as proceedings are generally non-public. So long as the award is met, the unsuccessful party does not get a court judgement registered against them.

Can I opt for Arbitration even if I have started proceedings?

You can still opt for arbitration even if you have started proceedings. You will need to apply to stay the Court proceedings. As the other side will have agreed to arbitration this is a simple unopposed process.

Will the matter be confidential?

The matter will be confidential. When using our arbitration services absolute confidentiality will be maintained throughout the process unless the parties agree otherwise. Hearings are held in private and third parties cannot attend or play a part in proceedings.

Do all Arbitrations require a hearing?

Not all arbitrations require a hearing. With the agreement of the parties involved, arbitrations can also be conducted on paper with an agreed bundle submitted together with written submissions and any authorities relied upon by the parties. A reasoned award will still be issued.

How do I start the process?

The arbitration process will usually start when the parties involved in the dispute agree to reach a resolution in this way. The parties select arbitrators and a schedule will be set. To start the arbitration process with Kings Chambers, please speak to one of our arbitration clerks who will assist you throughout all stages.

Can I apply for any interim remedies?

You can apply for interim remedies. Interim measures in arbitration include the up-front payment of part of a claim or the preservation of property rights which are the subject of a dispute.

The Arbitrator can make an Order for any interim remedy as would a Court, including Security for Costs.

Can I or the other side instruct Counsel from Kings Chambers?

You or the other side can instruct Counsel from Kings Chambers. All barristers are in independent practice. It is often the case where members find themselves in Court in front of another member of chambers sitting in a judicial capacity. Our arbitration clerks will have no dealings with Counsel instructed and absolute confidentiality will be maintained.

How do I enforce an award?

In most cases, the arbitration decision is final and binding. Should the losing party refuse to comply with the Arbitrator’s award, steps can be taken to enforce it. The winning party can apply to Court for Judgement on the award. The award can then be enforced in the same manner as a Judgment or Court order.

Arbitration Advocates

As well as serving as arbitrators, members of chambers frequently appear as counsel advocates or expert witnesses in arbitrations in England and overseas and in arbitration claims. 

Members practise in all relevant areas in which domestic and international arbitration is undertaken under the AAA, Court of Arbitration for Sport, HKIAC, SIAC, ICC, LCIA, ARIAS, UNCITRAL and ICSID, as well as ad hoc arbitrations pursuant to the Arbitration Act 1996.  Areas covered include:

  • Insurance and reinsurance
  • Construction and Engineering
  • Technology
  • Sale of goods
  • Franchises
  • Banking and financial services
  • Company, joint venture and partnership
  • Sport

Barristers in this practice area


Lesley Anderson QC

Lesley Anderson QC

Head of Business and Property

Arbitration | Banking and Finance | Company | Commercial Litigation | Insolvency | International and Offshore | Mediation | Partnership | Private Client, Trusts and Probate | Professional Negligence | Real Estate Litigation |

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David Casement QC

David Casement QC

Head of Sport

Arbitration | Banking and Finance | Commercial Litigation | Company | Insolvency | International and Offshore | Mediation | Partnership | Professional Negligence | Sport |

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Mark Harper QC

Mark Harper QC

Arbitration | Banking and Finance | Commercial Litigation | Company | Insolvency | Partnership | Professional Negligence | Real Estate Litigation | Sport |

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Sam Karim QC (Sheikh M S Karim)

Sam Karim QC (Sheikh M S Karim)

Head of Administrative & Public Law and Local Government

Administrative & Public Law | Arbitration | Health & Social Care | Inquests | Licensing | Local Government | Procurement | Technology & Construction Court of Protection Property & Affairs | Court of Protection Health & Welfare |

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Andrew Singer QC

Andrew Singer QC

Arbitration | Commercial Litigation | International and Offshore | Mediation | Procurement | Professional Negligence | Technology & Construction

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Andrew Grantham QC

Andrew Grantham QC

Arbitration | Banking and Finance | Commercial Litigation | International and Offshore | Partnership | Private Client, Trusts and Probate | Procurement | Professional Negligence | Technology & Construction

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Sir Maurice Kay

Sir Maurice Kay

Arbitration |

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His Honour David Gilliland QC

His Honour David Gilliland QC

Arbitration |

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Marcus F Daly SC

Marcus F Daly SC

Arbitration | Commercial Litigation | Company | EU and Competition Law | International and Offshore | Mediation | Partnership | Professional Negligence | Sport | Technology & Construction

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Colm Ó hOisín SC

Colm Ó hOisín SC

Arbitration | Commercial Litigation | Company | EU and Competition Law | International and Offshore | Mediation | Partnership | Professional Negligence | Sport | Technology & Construction Environment | Banking and Finance |

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Jeffrey Terry

Jeffrey Terry

Arbitration | Banking and Finance | Commercial Litigation | Company | Mediation | Partnership | Professional Negligence | Real Estate Litigation | Technology & Construction

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Neil Berragan

Neil Berragan

Arbitration | Banking and Finance | Company | Insolvency | International and Offshore | Mediation | Partnership | Professional Negligence | Sport | Technology & Construction

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Adam Aldred

Adam Aldred

Arbitration | EU and Competition Law | International and Offshore | Mediation | Procurement | Sport |

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Wilson Horne

Wilson Horne

Arbitration | Commercial Litigation | Procurement | Professional Negligence | Real Estate Litigation | Technology & Construction

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Kelly Pennifer

Kelly Pennifer

Arbitration | Banking and Finance | Company | EU and Competition Law | International and Offshore | Partnership | Procurement | Professional Negligence | Sport | Technology & Construction

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Martin Budworth

Martin Budworth

Arbitration | Banking and Finance | Commercial Litigation | Company | Employment | International and Offshore | Partnership | Professional Negligence | Sport | Technology & Construction

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Tina Ranales-Cotos

Tina Ranales-Cotos

Arbitration | Banking and Finance | Commercial Litigation | Company | Employment | EU and Competition Law | Insolvency | Partnership | Professional Negligence | Technology & Construction

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Sarah Lawrenson

Sarah Lawrenson

Arbitration | Banking and Finance | Commercial Litigation | Mediation | Private Client, Trusts and Probate | Procurement | Professional Negligence | Technology & Construction

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Ben Harding

Ben Harding

Arbitration | Banking and Finance | Commercial Litigation | Company | Insolvency | International and Offshore | Partnership | Professional Negligence | Sport | Technology & Construction

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Steven Flynn

Steven Flynn

Arbitration | Banking and Finance | Commercial Litigation | Company | Employment | International and Offshore | Partnership | Sport |

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Jonathan Ward

Jonathan Ward

Arbitration | Banking and Finance | Commercial Litigation | Company | International and Offshore | Partnership | Professional Negligence | Technology & Construction Sport |

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Jonathan Wright

Jonathan Wright

Banking and Finance | Commercial Litigation | Company | Insolvency | Partnership | Professional Negligence | Real Estate Litigation | Technology & Construction Arbitration |

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Douglas Cochran

Douglas Cochran

Arbitration | Banking and Finance | Commercial Litigation | Company | EU and Competition Law | Insolvency | Partnership | Procurement | Professional Negligence | Real Estate Litigation | Technology & Construction

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Warren Bank

Warren Bank

Arbitration | Banking and Finance | Commercial Litigation | Insolvency | Technology & Construction Real Estate Litigation |

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Simon Arnold

Simon Arnold

Arbitration | Banking and Finance | Commercial Litigation | Mediation | Procurement | Professional Negligence | Technology & Construction

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Oliver McEntee

Oliver McEntee

Arbitration | Banking and Finance | Commercial Litigation | Company | International and Offshore | Procurement | Technology & Construction

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Gary Young

Gary Young

Chief Clerk for Business & Property, Construction, Mediation, Sports Law

Telephone: 0161 819 8801 Mobile: 07971438055 Click to Mail
Harry Young

Harry Young

Senior Clerk for Business, Property & Litigation Funding & Costs

Telephone: 0161 819 8803 Mobile: 07730608527 Click to Mail

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