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Crispin Winser QC

Call 2003 • QC 2021

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

Crispin Winser QC specialises in construction, engineering, energy, insurance, professional liability and general commercial litigation, arbitration and dispute resolution both in the UK and internationally.

He is recommended as a leading practitioner by the Legal 500, Who’s Who Legal, Chambers UK and Chambers Global, in which he has been described as “stunningly good”, “absolutely first-rate”, “exceptional”, “extremely talented”, “clever and practical”, “extremely hardworking and very bright”, “concise, clear and very helpful”, “incredibly thorough”“commercially astute”, “very cool and poised”, “approachable, friendly, responsive and good technically”  and as being “an excellent cross-examiner”  and “a tenacious advocate”  who “goes out of his way to achieve the best result for his clients”.

He was nominated for Construction Junior of the Year at the Chambers UK Bar Awards 2019.

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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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