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Institute of Maritime Law

Richard Lord QC

Richard Lord QC
Richard Lord QC

Richard Lord QC became a member of the IML in October 2019 and speaks regularly at our events, as well as teaching on the Maritime Law Short Course.

At Brick Court Chambers the core of Richard Lord's practice for over 25 years has been commercial litigation and arbitration, with a particular specialisation in dry shipping and shipbuilding, insurance and reinsurance, commodities, energy and professional negligence claims. He has appeared in and advised on numerous cases in tribunals from The Supreme Court/House of Lords to the High Court in The British Virgin Islands. His 'home territories' are the Commercial Court in London and International Arbitrations, including ICC, LCIA, LMAA and Bermuda form arbitrations.

He acts as a mediator and arbitrator, has written textbooks on Bills of Lading and the Arbitration Act and has lectured and written extensively, as well as giving expert evidence on English law for foreign courts. Recent experience includes total loss marine insurance claims, a Supreme Court case on fraudulent devices, numerous charterparty/COA and shipbuilding disputes as well as more general commercial litigation primarily in the marine and energy sector.

In 2017 he was shortlisted by Chambers & Partners as Insurance Silk of the Year.


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