James Behrens

Year of Call: 1979

“going places”

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Portrait of James Behrens

Practice Overview

James Behrens has been a chartered arbitrator since 2001, and is a fellow and former council member of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators. He holds the Chartered Institute’s diploma in international commercial arbitration. He has had over 70 appointments as arbitrator, mainly in disputes concerning the computer and telecommunications business, partnerships, real property, sale of goods, and financial services. He also acts as barrister in commercial and property arbitrations. Most of his recent appointments have been in property matters.  He is a member of the  CIArb property panel.

Current appointments include:

£2 million dispute concerning the management of an estate in Lambeth

Family dispute concerning a property investment partnership

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  • “definitely a rising star”

    Chambes & Partners

Education & Qualifications

Trinity College, Cambridge: MA

Cardiff University: LLM, PhD


Formerly a Recorder
Formerly Chancellor of the Dioceses of Leicester and Bristol
Formerly Deputy Chancellor of the Diocese of Bath and Wells
Formerly Deputy Chancery Master
Chartered Arbitrator, and CEDR accredited Mediator
Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators
Tribunal chairman for Consumer Credit and Estate Agents Act appeals
Bar Council member (1992-4), member of the working party for Information Technology and the Courts (ITAC) (1992-9), council member Society for Computers and Law (1992-2000); trustee of Mediation UK (2000-2003); council member of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (2003-2005)

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