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Year of Silk: 1977
Year of Call: 1959
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Overview

Exhibitioner, Winchester College 1948-1953
Midshipman/Sub-Lieutenant, RNVSR 1953-55
Exhibitioner, Trinity College, Cambridge 1955-58

(weekend teaching at Trinity thereafter).

Main Areas of Work:

  • Banking
  • Insurance and Reinsurance
  • International & English commercial arbitrations
  • Professional Negligence
  • Competition

Areas of Expertise and Cases


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Arbitration

Part-time Judicial or similar work:

Judge of Courts of Appeal of Jersey and Guernsey
Deputy High Court Judge in civil matters and Recorder in criminal matters
President of Lloyd's Appeal Tribunal
Lloyd's Arbitrator
ICC Arbitrator
Member, LCIA
Arbitrator in English and international arbitrations

Richard Southwell QC - Arbitrator

Richard Southwell QC - Arbitrator

Year of Silk: 1977
Year of Call: 1959

Overview

Exhibitioner, Winchester College 1948-1953
Midshipman/Sub-Lieutenant, RNVSR 1953-55
Exhibitioner, Trinity College, Cambridge 1955-58

(weekend teaching at Trinity thereafter).

Main Areas of Work:

  • Banking
  • Insurance and Reinsurance
  • International & English commercial arbitrations
  • Professional Negligence
  • Competition

Areas of expertise

Arbitration

Part-time Judicial or similar work:

Judge of Courts of Appeal of Jersey and Guernsey
Deputy High Court Judge in civil matters and Recorder in criminal matters
President of Lloyd's Appeal Tribunal
Lloyd's Arbitrator
ICC Arbitrator
Member, LCIA
Arbitrator in English and international arbitrations

Appointments

Past Chairman of Professional Standards Committee, Bar Council 1988-90 (in charge of education, training, standards, entry and discipline of the practising Bar): Member to 1992.
Past Chairman of Legal Services Committee, Bar Council 1990-91 (in charge principally of presentation of the Bar's case in relation to the Green Papers and the Courts and Legal Services Bill and subsquently Act of 1990. Wrote two books for the Bar Council in this capacity.
Chairman, Legal Academics Committee of the Inns and the Bar.
Past Chairman of three Committees establishing the system of continuing professional training at the Bar.
Bencher of the Inner Temple.
Chairman of the Education and Training Policy Committee of the Inner Temple, and trustee of Pension Scheme.

Memberships

Past Member of Council of Legal Education 1982-92 (the Council administered education and training for the Bar at the academic, vocational, and continuing professional training stages).
Past Member of Lord Chancellor's Advisory Committee on Legal Education.
Member of the Executive Committee of the Inner Temple.
Past Member of the Executive of the Commercial Bar Association (COMBAR) and Chairman of COMBAR Continuing Education Committee.

Publications

Quality of Justice: The Way Forward (Book written for the Bar Council)

Quality of Justice (Book for the Bar Council)


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