Murray Pickering QC's principal areas of practice are commercial law, banking, financial transactions (particularly negotiable instruments and documentary credits), insurance and reinsurance, professional negligence, international sales of goods and commodity trading, carriage of goods by land, sea and air, agency, and other domestic and international contracts. Procedural, evidential and jurisdictional and other private international law issues have been dealt with as required in this work and separately.
He has appeared in the High Court in London, (especially the Commercial Court) the Court of Appeal, the House of Lords, and in arbitrations, He has been appointed as an arbitrator in commercial cases (both sole and as a member of panels) under ICC, LMAA, Stockholm Chambers of Commerce, and ad hoc terms, usually arising out of a wide range of contractual disputes between corporate parties. Outside England he has appeared in the Court of Appeal in Bermuda, sat as an arbitrator in Sweden, and advised in Hong Kong, Singapore, Malaysia and Trinidad. Since about 2000 the main area of his practice has been international commercial arbitrations acting both as counsel and as an arbitrator.