Having been involved in arbitrations of all shapes and sizes for more than 30 years, , and having served as Registrar of the LCIA and as Honorary Secretary of the LMAA, I have accumulated an unusually varied knowledge of the law and practice of arbitration in London and around the world.
In recent years, I have had opportunities to share my knowledge and to write and speak about issues in arbitration. I have given presentations at conferences and lectures at universities. My publications have included articles in academic journals, practical guidance notes and case analyses for Lexis®PSL Arbitration, and posts for LexisNexis Blogs.
In these times of economic and political uncertainty, arbitration makes more sense than ever.
An arbitration which is not administered by an institution under its rules is an ad hoc arbitration and is the preferred option in certain sectors.
The London Court of International Arbitration dates from the nineteenth century and is one of the preeminent contemporary arbitration institutions worldwide.
Third Party Funding joins insurance in giving commercial parties access to arbitral justice.
Arbitrations relating to ships are the quintessence of international commercial arbitration.
The Arbitration Knowhow articles here will be updated from time to time. You can also keep up with my blog posts for LexisNexis Blogs: two are linked below.
My analysis of the LCIA Arbitration Rules 2020 notes some welcome updates but queries whether the institution has assumed some excessive powers.
Lies, damned lies and arbitration statistics.
At a joint seminar of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (CIArb) London Branch and the London Maritime Arbitrators Association (LMAA) on 13 November 2019, on the theme 'Non-lawyer arbitrators: expertise and perspectives', I gave a presentation entitled 'Non-lawyer arbitrators: an endangered species?'. I discussed various ways in which arbitrators from professions and backgrounds outside the legal sector are being increasingly marginalised by institutional rules, legislation and regulations.
I was delighted to attend the International Congress of Maritime Arbitrators (ICMA XXI) in Rio in the second week of March 2020. My paper, 'Ad hoc arbitration and its enemies' was well received. A copy can be downloaded here. An updated and edited version was published in the CIArb journal, Arbitration, 86, no.4 (2020), pp536-551 download here (download with permission of the publisher, Kluwer Law International).
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