Richard Samuel > Chambers of Howard Stevens QC > London, England > Lawyer Profile

Chambers of Howard Stevens QC
3 Hare Court
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Barrister practising in general commercial litigation and arbitration. Practice areas include contract law, fiduciary duties, company law, negligence and employment law. Richard’s work has a strong international dimension stemming from his arbitrations, covering disputes from a range of jurisdictions. Underpinning his practice is a strong involvement with advocacy training. He is a senior advocacy trainer with the Middle Temple and founder of the International Advocacy Academy, which trains international arbitration practitioners from differing judicial cultures in court craft. Richard is frequently invited to lecture on advocacy skills to teach lawyers from jurisdictions worldwide. Publications and lectures include: ICC YAF Zurich December 2014, moderating a panel of eight lawyers from around the world on their approach to and expectations of cross-examination; ‘Effective Oral Advocacy: How to Persuade the Arbitrators’, Helsinki International Arbitration Day 2013; ‘Common law cross-examination in International Arbitration’, Annual Arbitration Conference, Venice 2012; ‘Managing Client Relationships: A Multi-generational Approach’, IBA, Munich 2012.


Called 1996, Middle Temple.


French, German, Italian.


COMBAR; Chancery Bar Association; Common Law and Commercial Bar Association; Employment Lawyers Association; Employment Law Bar Association; AIJA (international association of young lawyers); American Bar Association Section of International Law (ABA SIL); British Italian Law Association.


Edinburgh University (MA Classics); City University, London (LLB); Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (FClArb); Diploma in International Arbitration (ClArb).