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Chambers of Ewan McQuater KC and Adrian Beltrami KC
3 Verulam Buildings
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Barrister specialising in commercial litigation/arbitration particularly all aspects of insurance, reinsurance, professional negligence work, and actions for and against financial institutions. Now increasingly sitting as an arbitrator in international and domestic arbitrations frequently involving insurance and reinsurance claims but also other commercial disputes. Insurance/reinsurance work includes actions by and against insurance/reinsurance companies, Lloyds etc and for insureds on behalf of their insurers. Professional negligence work includes actions for and against solicitors, barristers, accountants, insurance brokers, surveyors/valuers etc and disciplinary proceedings. Also practises in a wide range of other financial and other commercial disputes. Court work includes acting for company directors in major litigation.


Called 1972; QC 1989; deputy High Court judge; bencher Middle Temple; member of Irish, Northern Ireland, Gibraltar and Brunei Bars; formerly junior counsel to the Crown (common law).


Clifton College; University of Kent (BA law).

Lawyer Rankings

London Bar > International arbitration: arbitrators

(Leading arbitrators)Ranked: Tier 2

Christopher Symons KC3 Verulam Buildings ‘Thorough and efficient chair who responds quickly and manages cases extremely well.’

3 Verulam Buildings ‘has done an incredible job in joining highly experienced arbitrators and arbitration counsel and, as a result, has formed a very strong arbitration team‘. The set offers a compelling mix of highly experienced former solicitors, now acting as full-time arbitrators, alongside several active counsel with active arbitrator practices. Leading names include Christopher Harris KC, Ali Malek KC and Jane Davies Evans, who practice on both sides of the tribunal. Former barrister Christopher Symons KC now operates a full-time practice alongside several highly respected former solicitors, including Brian King. Elizabeth Birch comes highly recommended both as a mediator and arbitrator.