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Crispin Winser QC

Call 2003 • QC 2021

"absolutely first rate" ... "an excellent cross-examiner"
(Who's Who Legal 2020)


Crispin’s practice covers sale of goods, supply of goods and services, agency, franchise, joint ventures, issues of jurisdiction, loan agreements, IT & telecommunications, property damage and product liability.

Selected Cases

  • Representing UK buyers in a claim against Italian sellers arising out of the disputed termination of a 1.2m Euro international sale of goods contract.
  • Acting for a multinational chemical company in relation to a joint venture in Central America.
  • Acting for a FTSE 250 company in a £1.5m claim for sums due under facilities management contracts.
  • Rohan & Ors v Daman Real Estate Capital Partners [2013] DIFC CA 005 & CA 006 – representing the buyers in the DIFC (Court of First Instance and Court of Appeal) in a claim for AED 12m for breach of sale and purchase agreements.
  • Advising a leading furniture retailer in relation to its liabilities under the Sale of Goods Act.
  • Advising an East African bank in relation to a dispute concerning a software licence agreement.
  • Acting for an MVNO in a TCC dispute with a major national mobile network operator concerning the interaction between the parties’ mobile telecommunications systems – involved contested applications for interim injunctions and security for costs.
  • Representing a manufacturer of postal franking machines at the 4 day liability trial and subsequent mediation of a claim for breach of a distribution agreement.
  • Advising a petrochemicals multinational in relation to the termination of a contract for the supply of chemical by-products.
  • Representing a leading London estate agent in a 4 day trial involving alleged breaches of a letting agency agreement.
  • Representing a publishing company in a 4 day trial successfully recovering sums paid for an ineffective financial software system.
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  • Registered practitioner in the Dubai International Financial Centre (DIFC)
  • Major Scholar, Inner Temple
  • MSc Construction Law & Dispute Resolution, King’s College London
  • Dip Law, City University
  • BA, Bristol University


  • British Japanese Law Association
  • Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (FCIArb)
  • Commercial Bar Association
  • LCIA European Users Council & Young International Arbitration Group
  • London Common Law and Commercial Bar Association
  • Society of Construction Law (UK & Gulf)
  • Technology & Construction Bar Association


  • Legal 500 2021 London Bar: leading junior for Construction, Energy and International Arbitration
  • Legal 500 2020 UAE: leading junior for Construction
  • Chambers UK 2021: leading junior for Construction and International Arbitration: Construction/Engineering
  • Chambers Global 2020: leading junior for Construction
  • Who’s Who Legal 2020: leading junior and future leader for Construction


“Reasonable, on top of the detail, commercial and an amazing advocate – particularly at cross-examination.”

Legal 500 EMEA, 2021

“One of the standout performers among senior juniors at the Construction Bar. He is thorough, well prepared, and an effective advocate.”; “He’s considered, calm under pressure and able to get up to speed quickly.”

Chambers & Partners, 2021

“Hard-working, team player who really understands how to present in international arbitration – should be a QC already.”

Legal 500, 2021

“Hard-working, great team player. Excellent cross-examination skills. Best junior barrister I have come across.”

Legal 500, 2021

“An excellent senior-junior – very clever and responsive.”

Legal 500, 2021

“absolutely first rate … an excellent cross-examiner in an arbitration context”

Who's Who Legal, 2020

“An excellent senior-junior – very clever and responsive.”

Legal 500 2020, EMEA

“highly responsive … creative and quick on his feet, with real substance on the intellectual side of a dispute” … “He is stunningly good. His work is detailed and his manner of cross-examination is incisive but pleasant.” … “He prepares thoroughly and is very perceptive and good on his feet”

Chambers & Partners, 2020

“Very proactive and impressive.” … “Extremely hardworking, very effective in cross-examination and always responsive.”

Legal 500, 2020

“Excellent and technically very able. He is very personable and not afraid to roll up his sleeves and work as part of the wider legal team” … “Very responsive and very hard-working” … “He has an impressive intellect and is always very quick to grasp the detail on technical matters. His cross-examination is very effective.”

Chambers UK and Global, 2019

“Provides that combination of skills that are key in a senior junior: clear strategy, concentration on what really matters, and strong delivery” … “One of the top junior barristers in the construction/arbitration field”

Legal 500, 2019

“A clever and practical construction specialist who is concise, clear and very helpful.” … “Very thorough and commercially astute. A tenacious advocate.”

Chambers UK and Global, 2018

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