4 Pump Court’s specialist advocacy is among the most highly regarded at the commercial Bar and we are widely known for our success in settling disputes through international arbitration.

Our experience in international arbitration spans a wide range of industries and specialisations, from construction and large-scale projects, IT, shipping and shipbuilding, energy (including offshore and onshore, solar and wind), banking, international trade and sale of goods, as well as more general commercial disputes.

Our barristers appear in both institutional and ad-hoc arbitrations. They have experience of all the major rules, including CIETAC, DIAC, HKIAC, ICC, ICSID, LCIA, LMAA, LME, SCC, SCMA, SIAC and UNCITRAL.

In addition to appearing in arbitrations based in London, barristers from 4 Pump Court have a strong reputation for their frequent appearances in arbitrations outside the UK, including the Middle East (Abu Dhabi, Dubai, Oman and Qatar) and Asia (China, Hong Kong, India and Singapore). Our members regularly appear in arbitrations where the governing law is not English law, including arbitrations under the laws of China, Hong Kong, Iraq, Kazakhstan, Nigeria, Saudi Arabia and Singapore.

In addition to specialist advocacy and representation in arbitration, our barristers are also instructed in arbitration-related court applications, such as applications relating to emergency injunctions (including freezing and anti-suit relief), the preservation of evidence and the enforcement of awards, as well as challenges and appeals against awards. Our members have acted in the High Court, Court of Appeal and Supreme Court on arbitration-related work.

Our extensive international experience means that we routinely act in partnership with lawyers from multiple jurisdictions. We are able to provide a single barrister or a team, depending on the requirements of the case and instructing lawyers. With established experience in international arbitrations, we are well placed to appreciate and deal with the challenges arising from having legal teams based in a number of international locations. We are often instructed as co-counsel with other international lawyers.

Many of our members also sit as independent arbitrators – either full-time or part-time. We accept appointments from all the leading institutions, UK-based and international, acting both as members of tribunals and also as sole arbitrators.

Queen's Counsel

Nick Vineall QC

Call 1988 Queen's Counsel 2006

Sean Brannigan QC

Call 1994 Queen's Counsel 2009

Lord Marks QC

Call 1975 Queen's Counsel 1995

John Rowland QC

Call 1979 Queen's Counsel 1996

Jeremy Nicholson QC

Call 1977 Queen's Counsel 2000

Nigel Tozzi QC

Call 1980 Queen's Counsel 2001

Alex Charlton QC

Call 1983 Queen's Counsel 2008

Andrew Neish QC

Call 1988 Queen's Counsel 2009

Stephen Cogley QC

Call 1984 Queen's Counsel 2011

Fiona Sinclair QC

Call 1989 Queen's Counsel 2013

Rachel Ansell QC

Call 1995 Queen's Counsel 2014

Sean O’Sullivan QC

Call 1997 Queen's Counsel 2014

Benjamin Pilling QC

Call 1997 Queen's Counsel 2015

Alexander Hickey QC

Call 1995 Queen's Counsel 2016

Lynne McCafferty QC

Call 1997 Queen's Counsel 2018

James Leabeater QC

Call 1999 Queen's Counsel 2019

Jessica Stephens QC

Call 2001 Queen's Counsel 2019

Claire Packman QC

Call 1996 Queen's Counsel 2021

Alexander Wright QC

Call 2007 Queen's Counsel 2022


Jonathan Lewis

Call 1996

James Purchas

Call 1997

James Bowling

Call 1999

Jennie Gillies

Call 2000

James Watthey

Call 2000

Kate Livesey

Call 2001

Thomas Crangle

Call 2002

George Woods

Call 2003

Ron Chatterjee

Call 2004

Matthew Lavy

Call 2004

Luke Wygas

Call 2004

Richard Osborne

Call 2005

Simon Hale

Call 2006

Andrew Stevens

Call 2007

Daniel Goodkin

Call 2008

Iain Munro

Call 2009

Martyn Naylor

Call 2009

Sanjay Patel

Call 2010

Rani Noakes

Call 2010

Laurence Page

Call 2010

Matthew Thorne

Call 2011

Gideon Shirazi

Call 2012

Ed Jones

Call 2012

Daniel Churcher

Call 2012

Robert Scrivener

Call 2013

Helen Dennis

Call 2013

Daniel Khoo

Call 2014

Mek Mesfin

Call 2014

Quentin Tannock

Call 2016

Neil Dowers

Call 2016

Rebecca Keating

Call 2017

Jonathan Schaffer-Goddard

Call 2017

Anna Hoffmann

Call 2018

Kajetan Wandowicz

Call 2018

Samantha O’Brien O’Reilly

Call 2019

Alex Taylor

Call 2019

Full-time Arbitrators

Christopher Moger QC FCIArb

Full-time Arbitrator

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