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Sir Mark Havelock-Allan Joins 20 Essex Street as Full-Time Arbitrator

Sir Mark Havelock-Allan returns to 20 Essex Street following his retirement as Mercantile Judge on the Western Circuit in May 2017 and also judge in charge of the Bristol Technology and Construction Court.

Before his appointment, Mark Havelock-Allan practised at 20 Essex Street (then 3 Essex Court) from 1975 specialising in all aspects of international trade including cases involving carriage by sea and by road, shipbuilding, the international sale of goods, commodity trading, the Lloyd’s of London insurance market and arbitration law and practice.

He was called to the Bar by the Inner Temple in 1974, appointed Silk in 1993, sat as Recorder in the Crown Court between 1994 and 2001. In 1991 he became FCIArb and elected Bencher of Inner Temple in 1995.

Christopher Hancock QC and Duncan Matthews QC, the Co-Heads of 20 Essex Street announce:

Members of 20 Essex Street are delighted to welcome back Sir Mark following his distinguished career on the Bench. The combination of his sharp intellect and efficiency with benign approachability will have a wide appeal to parties.


Relevant members: