Ian Hunter has a broad-based commercial practice in line with Chambers’ profile. A major part of his practice is concerned with arbitration both as advocate and as arbitrator. As a junior Barrister he was involved in a large number of shipping and construction arbitrations.
Since taking silk he has been instructed in many arbitrations, both of a general commercial nature (including ICC and ad hoc arbitrations) and more specialised arbitrations, particularly in the insurance and reinsurance fields. In the last 5 – 10 years he has spent approximately equal amounts of time acting as an advocate in arbitration and as an arbitrator (both ad hoc and ICC).
Insurance and reinsurance arbitrations are a particular speciality with an increasing amount of construction work. He is sitting as arbitrator in a number of construction cases involving the Middle East. In the last 2 years he has had two construction cases in which Egyptian law has been relevant, one involving the Cairo Centre for International Commercial Arbitration. Arbitration takes up substantially more than 50% of his professional time. He has acted as Mediator in a number of matters involving a wide variety of subjects. He accepts either ad hoc or appointments made through mediation bodies such as CEDR and CPR Resources.
- What others say
He has an illustrious track record both as an arbitrator and as counsel.”
International Arbitration: Counsel, Legal 500 2014
“Experienced in arbitration, aviation and shipping.”
Insurance, Legal 500 2014
1995 Avocat à la Cour de Paris
1994 Senior Counsel, New South Wales
1993 Deputy High Court Judge
1980 Appointed QC
1967 Call: Inner Temple (Bencher)
Accredited Arbitrator ARIAS-US
Accredited Mediator CEDR
1968 LLM, Harvard Law School
1967 LLB, Pembroke College, University of Cambridge
1966 MA (Law; Double First), Pembroke College, University of Cambridge
Squire University Law Scholar
Kennedy Memorial Scholar at Harvard
Duke of Edinburgh Entrance Scholar
Major Scholar (the last two at the Inner Temple)