Top arbitrator and litigator David Parratt QC joins 3PB

29th January 2021

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3PB Head of Chambers David Berkley QC is delighted to announce that barrister and former Advocate David Parratt QCDavid Parratt QC (Scot)Call: 1999Silk: 2017 (call: 1999/Silk: 2017) has joined full-time from Arnot Manderson Chambers in Scotland, having previously been a door tenant with the national chambers.

David (pictured here) is a leading counsel for international and UK arbitrations and also has experience acting as arbitrator. He is renowned for his work in commercial, construction, engineering and energy disputes. He has acted in many of the biggest arbitration cases for leading blue-chip clients.

David is a CEDR Accredited Mediator, a Chartered Arbitrator, a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (FCIArb) and is Honorary Professor of International Arbitration at the University of Aberdeen. He is also highly sought-after by law firms and business networks for his advocacy skills training and legal briefings.

David has extensive court and arbitral experience and in the last 18 months has been lead counsel in multi-million pound claims, including  a large LCIA arbitration between a Scottish company and a US Oil Major in respect of oil and gas parts and IPR; LMAA Arbitration in a dispute of the charter of a superyacht and as sole arbitrator in a documents-only arbitration between an international credit card company and a debtor, and as sole arbitrator in respect of a commercial lease dispute between two commercial companies.

Head of Chambers and fellow Commercial Silk David Berkley QC said: ‘We welcome David fully now to 3PB. We are very fortunate to have an arbitrator and Silk of his calibre and experience joining us. He has an impressive track record and is an excellent fit with the set’s highly regarded commercial and construction and engineering teams.’

David describes his full tenancy as providing : ‘A great opportunity for synergies between my practice areas and those of other barristers at 3PB. I am hugely excited by the range of shared projects, instructing solicitors & consultants, and clients that we have, from our experiences of complex international construction and energy arbitrations and disputes and the global demand for excellence in this field. As someone who has been a busy door tenant at 3PB for the last two years, I have seen just how impressive and forward looking 3PB is.”