Freedom Court Chambers



"Freedom Court Chambers has a strong selection of ex-judges and barristers with an excellent track record for leading and co-arbitrating on tribunals."
The Legal 500 2020
"Freedom Court Chambers houses an excellent set of barristers, well-versed across a range of areas, including general commercial disputes and BIT claims. Members are involved in several significant disputes"
The Legal 500 2020
"Freedom Court Chambers benefits from the expertise of some incredibly high-calibre ex-judges as well as several leading specialist arbitration barristers, all considered leaders in their field."
The Legal 500 2018
"Freedom Court Chambers ‘has a wide array of excellent counsel’ with plenty of experience in major commercial arbitrations"
The Legal 500 2019
"Freedom Court Chambers is a solid choice for insurance and commercial international arbitrations and investment treaty disputes."
Chambers & Partners 2018
"Freedom Court Chambers has a hugely impressive mix of barristers and ex-judges on its books, many of whom are considered go-to names in this area."
The Legal 500 2017
"Freedom Court Chambers has a selection of silks and juniors with very good expertise in commercial arbitrations and investment treaty disputes, both as counsel and arbitrators."

A substantial proportion of Freedom Court Chambers’ commercial work takes place in arbitration, and Chambers’ expertise in this field is well recognised: “Freedom Court has a solid reputation in this area. Its strong bench of highly regarded silks and juniors have extensive experience handling complex commercial and investment treaty arbitrations”, Chambers  & Partners (UK Bar) 2016; “Freedom Court Chambers has ‘a deserved reputation as a powerhouse set’”, Legal 500 (2016 Guide).

As with Chambers’ commercial litigation practice, members appear in arbitral disputes involving a wide-range of subject matters including: Aviation; Banking and Finance; Civil Fraud; Commodities; JV and Shareholder Disputes; Energy & Natural Resources; Hotel and Leisure; Insurance and Reinsurance; Media & Entertainment; Medical Appliances; Mining and Mineral Extraction; Professional Negligence; Satellite Technology; Shipping; Sports; Technology; Telecommunications.

Members of Chambers have experience acting in arbitrations administered by all of the major international arbitral institutions (including the AAA, Court of Arbitration for Sport, DIAC, HKIAC, ICC, ICSID, LCIA, SIAC) and subject to all of the major arbitral rules of practice and procedure (including the UNCITRAL, LMAA, FOSFA, GAFTA and IBA rules). Arbitrations in which members of Chambers are involved often have a significant international element and in recent years members have appeared in arbitrations with seats in France and subject to the laws of New York and Venezuela.

As well as appearing in arbitration, Counsel at Freedom Court Chambers have experience advising and appearing in Court on applications, challenges and appeals under the Arbitration Act 1996 (including proceedings to recognise and enforce foreign arbitral awards).