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Charles Pimlott

Call 2001

“Very calm, considered and logical as an advocate." "His thorough and no-nonsense approach is particularly valued”
(Chambers UK 2018)

International Arbitration

Charles acts as counsel in domestic and international arbitrations, particularly in connection with construction, engineering, infrastructure and energy projects and related insurance disputes.

Selected Cases

  • Acting on behalf of the Employer in relation to a FIDIC dispute adjudication board arising out of the construction of a major sewerage network.
  • Acting on behalf of a developer in relation to a £20M claim arising out of the dismantling of an oil and gas power station.
  • Acting on behalf of the contractor in a £20m DIAC Arbitration arising out of the construction of a major hotel in Dubai.
  • Acting on behalf of the Employer in relation to a £100million LCIA Arbitration arising out of an oil and gas project in the Middle East.
  • Acting on behalf of the Employer in a £500million DIAC arbitration arising out of a major construction project in Dubai
  • International Arbitration (seated in Cayman), involving a $120million project insurance dispute arising out of property damage caused to a 5-star hotel following Hurricane Ivan.
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  • MA (Cantab)


  • Commercial Bar Association
  • LCIA Young International Arbitration Group
  • London Common Law & Commercial Bar Association
  • Professional Negligence Bar Association
  • Society of Construction Law (UK & Dubai, UAE)
  • Technology & Construction Bar Association


“He provides measured and practical advice. Very much a team player and responsive.”

Legal 500, 2021

“He gets to grips with the contractual details, identifying areas of strength and weakness quickly.”

Chambers & Partners, 2021

“Calm and logical approach to issues which is reassuring to clients, great attention to detail, clear and concise yet thorough.”

Legal 500, 2021

“An excellent lawyer who is very persuasive in both written and oral argument, and a genuine pleasure to work with.”

Chambers & Partners, 2019

“Very calm, considered and logical as an advocate…His thorough and no-nonsense approach is particularly valued.”

Chambers & Partners, 2018

“Forthright in his advice, formidable in court and able to deliver within tight timescales.”

Legal 500, 2017

“He’s a great opponent who lets you get away with nothing.”

Chambers & Partners, 2016

“He gets salient points out of witnesses when you think there are none to be had.”

Chambers & Partners, 2016

“He is very highly regarded; he’s always on the money and has a very nice manner in court.”

Chambers & Partners, 2016

“His advocacy works extremely well in the Technology and Construction Court.”

Legal 500, 2016

“An intelligent individual who has a great manner towards both clients and tribunals.”

Chambers & Partners, 2015

“Particularly adept at handling highly technical and scientific construction and engineering cases.”

Chambers & Partners, 2014

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