Our working arrangements and important information during the Covid-19 pandemic

Following Government guidance, members of chambers, clerks and staff are now working remotely. During this period clerks and staff will be available by email, on their direct dial and mobile numbers. Our switchboard will also be in operation during chambers working hours (Monday-Friday, 08.30-18.30).

Paul Bunting
(Senior Clerk)


020 7420 9502

07971 843023

Darren Madle
(Senior Clerk)


020 7420 9504

07769 714399

Oliver Ventura
(First Junior Clerk)


020 7420 9505

07845 079675

Aron Hanks
(Second Junior Clerk)


020 7420 9506

07508 032811

Brandy Forrester
(Fees Manager)


020 7420 9507

07702 496628

Charlotte Crane
(Marketing Manager)


020 7420 9501

07585 445470

Please note that as we are working remotely we will not be able to accept deliveries to chambers, therefore please speak to one of the clerks who will be able to provide an alternative address or solution to this.

For more information please see our response to Covid-19.

Challenge to Arbitrator’s Jurisdiction: Maass v Musion Events Limited [2015] EWHC 1346 (Comm)


Andrew Smith J has handed down his judgment in Maass v Musion Events Limited [2015] EWHC 1346 (Comm).

The case concerned a pending LCIA arbitration and a challenge under Section 68 of the Arbitration Act 1996 to what purported to be an arbitrator’s final award on substantive jurisdiction. In particular, whether an arbitrator, whose substantive jurisdiction is challenged, has the ability to render a final award or make orders for costs payable prior to the outcome of the challenge to his jurisdiction. It also considers the question of the validity of an arbitrator’s appointment, where both a party and a potential non-party serve notice to refer.

Alex Goold appeared on behalf of the successful Claimant.