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Mek Mesfin

Call 2014

Mek Mesfin’s practice spans the range of chambers’ areas, with a particular emphasis on insurance, construction, professional negligence and commercial disputes. He is instructed in disputes which are litigated, arbitrated, adjudicated as well as those resolved through other fora and he appears in Court on an almost daily basis in trials, costs/case management conferences and procedural applications. He is on the Panel of Adjudicators for the Construction Plant Hire Association.

Mek read Philosophy, Politics and Economics at Oxford before completing his legal studies at City University. He has a wide range of other legal experience including working for the dispute resolution teams of two international law firms. This has given him a strong understanding of the different commercial issues faced by clients and both sides of the legal profession.

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  • Best Memorandum (Honourable Mention), Willem C. Vis Moot (2014)
  • Monckton Chambers European Law Essay Prize, Finalist (2013)
  • Prince of Wales BPTC and Residential Scholar, Grays Inn (2013)
  • Bar Council Law Reform Essay Competition, Prize Winner (2012)
  • Herbert Smith/The Times Advocacy Competition, Prize Winner (2012)
  • David Karmel GDL Scholar, Gray’s Inn (2012)
  • One Essex Court / The Times Law Awards, Finalist (2012)
  • Oxford Law Society Essay Prize, Winner (2011)
  • Sir Isaiah Berlin Prize, Corpus Christi College, Oxford (2011)
  • Sharpston Scholarship, Corpus Christi College, Oxford (2010)
  • SSE Scholar, English Speaking Union (2009)


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  • Bar Professional Training Course, City Law School (2013 – 2014)
  • Graduate Diploma in Law, City Law School (2012 – 2013)
  • BA (Hons), Corpus Christi College, University of Oxford (2009 – 2012)


  • SCL
  • PIBA
  • PNBA
  • BILA
  • TECBAR Adjudicator
  • Member of Panel of Adjudicators for the Construction Plant Hire Association.

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