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Andrew Bartlett QC

Call 1974 • QC 1993

"Absolutely brilliant, and the sort of person you wish you could instruct on everything."
(Chambers UK 2014)

Andrew Bartlett QC now practises principally as an international arbitrator.

His experience extends to many different kinds of insurance and reinsurance, energy projects, construction and engineering, manufacturing disputes, financial services, professional liability and other commercial contracts. He has conducted arbitrations under a variety of arbitral rules including ARIAS, ICC, LCIA, DIAC, UNCITRAL and CIMAR. He has been appointed by the ICC, LCIA, DIAC, SIAC, ICAEW and CI Arb, by the English High Court and ad hoc, for arbitrations seated in many different jurisdictions, including Austria, Bermuda, Dubai, DIFC, England, France, Oman, Scotland, Singapore and USA and requiring the application of a variety of governing laws including those of Austria, Azerbaijan, Botswana, England, Ethiopia, Iraq, New York, Oman, Queensland (Australia), Scotland and Taiwan (Republic of China).

The amounts in dispute have ranged into billions of dollars.

Andrew was Head of Crown Office Chambers (2009 – 2012) and Chairman of TECBAR (2007 – 2010).


Andrew has been active as an arbitrator since 1991 in insurance, financial services, construction and engineering, infrastructure, and other contractual and commercial disputes. While remaining in practice at the Bar, his work is now mainly as an arbitrator.


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  • Accredited Adjudicator
  • Chartered Arbitrator
  • Bencher of Middle Temple
  • Deputy High Court Judge (England & Wales)
  • Part-time Judge of the Upper Tribunal


  • Chartered Institute of Arbitrators
  • London Court of International Arbitration (European Users Council)
  • Practice & Standards Committee of Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (2006 – 2012)


“A top international arbitrator.”

Legal 500 2020

“He is very good at handling the parties both in writing and face to face.”

Chambers & Partners 2020

“A top-class chairman with a razor-sharp intellect.”

Legal 500 2017

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