Leading Junior in Legal 500 and Chambers UK
Crispin is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators. He has an extensive international arbitration practice, acting in connection with construction, engineering, infrastructure and energy projects and related insurance disputes. He has acted in relation to claims concerning projects in Europe, the Caribbean, Africa and the Middle East (including Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman and the UAE).
The Legal 500 2019 recognised him as “One of the top junior barristers in the construction/arbitration field”.
- $60m ICC arbitration arising from a fire at an oil refinery in the Middle East. Middle Eastern seat and substantive law of the Middle Eastern state.
- $400m LCIA arbitration relating to an oil and gas project in the Middle East. London seat and substantive law of the Middle Eastern state. Appeared as counsel (against leading QC) in 2 week evidential hearing.
- $500m ICC arbitration relating to the construction of an international airport. Middle Eastern seat and substantive law of the Middle Eastern state. Appeared as counsel (against leading QC) at 13 day evidential hearing.
- $multi-billion LCIA arbitration arising from an oil and gas project in the Middle East. London seat and substantive law of the Middle Eastern state. Appeared as junior counsel in 2 week evidential hearing.
- $750m ICC arbitration relating to the construction of an international airport. Middle Eastern seat and substantive law of the Middle Eastern state. Appeared as counsel (against very senior QC and juniors) at evidential hearings lasting a total of 65 days.
- $85m ICC arbitration concerning civil engineering works in the Middle East. Middle Eastern seat and substantive law of the Middle Eastern state. Appeared as counsel at 5 day evidential hearing.
- $40m LCIA arbitration arising out of a tunnelling project in the Middle East. London seat and English substantive law.
- $12m DIAC arbitration concerning a construction project in Dubai. Dubai seat and UAE substantive law. Appeared as advocate at 4 day evidential hearing.
- £100m LCIA arbitration concerning an oil and gas project in the Middle East. London seat and substantive law of the Middle Eastern state.
- $130m international arbitration concerning a claim under a project all risks policy following hurricane damage to a hotel and condominium development in the Caribbean during the course of construction. London seat and substantive law of the Caribbean Island. Appeared as junior counsel in 2 month evidential hearing.
- An Exercise in Utility: Liquidators Adjudicating Construction Disputes
- “When Insolvency Trumps Rough Justice: Injunctions and Stays of Execution of Adjudication Proceedings”, The Society of Construction Law
- Roger ter Haar QC, Andrew Rigney QC and Crispin Winser ranked in the Legal 500 EMEA 2020 Edition
- Third Edition of GAR’s “Guide to Construction Arbitration” published with contribution from Roger ter Haar QC, Crispin Winser and Maurice Holmes of Crown Office Chambers
- 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 2020 London Bar: leading junior for Construction and International Arbitration
- Legal 500 2019 UAE: leading junior for Construction
- Chambers UK 2020: leading junior for Construction and International Arbitration: Construction/Engineering
- Chambers Global 2019: leading junior for Construction
- Who’s Who Legal 2019: leading junior and future leader for Construction
“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 UK 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
“A confident advocate, who goes out of his way to achieve the best result for his clients.”
Legal 500 2018
“Lauded junior whose practice extends from domestic residential development work and PFI matters to large-scale international arbitration. His drafting skill draws particular praise from market. He is incredibly thorough and has an instant grasp of detail.”
Chambers UK and Global 2017
“His excellent style of cross-examination proves effective with witnesses”
Legal 500 2017
“A good advocate who gives concise, practical advice”
Chambers UK 2016
“He’s all the things you want in a cross-examiner – effective in a very measured way and judges the tribunal well”
Legal 500 2016
“very cool and poised and approachable, friendly, responsive and good technically”
Chambers UK 2015