Keidan Harrison have extensive experience in acting in complex, sensitive and high-value domestic and international commercial arbitrations, and in bringing and defending challenges to arbitration awards (particularly those brought under sections 67, 68 and 69 of the Arbitration Act 1996).
Can we help?
Our expertise includes:
- Acting in cases assisting foreign entities and law firms to enforce, or resist enforcement of, arbitration awards in the English Courts, as well as working with law firms outside of the UK to enforce awards in other jurisdictions.
- Acting in arbitrations pursuant to institution rules, including but not limited to the London Court of International Arbitration (LCIA), London Maritime Arbitrators Association (LMA), Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (CIArb) and the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC).
- Acting in specialist sector related arbitrations, for example those arising out of commodities trading such as the Grain and Feed Trade Association (GAFTA).
- Acting in ad-hoc arbitrations designed by the parties in contracting documents or engineered as part of the alternative dispute resolution (ADR) process.
Taking advantage of our low cost base as a boutique disputes law firm, we are able to act in such arbitrations at a much lower cost than the large international firms, without any sacrifice in quality of representation. We are also able to enter into flexible and creative charging arrangements. In appropriate cases, we can, in view of our longstanding relationships with some of the leading third-party disputes funders, also assist clients to obtain external financing to bring cases.
Being a small and specialist law firm, we are highly unlikely to have any conflicts of interest that might otherwise preclude us from taking on cases for or against a particular entity. This benefit, combined with our technical expertise and strong emphasis on client care, make us an attractive alternative to the large international law firms for arbitration-related work.
We have experience in a variety of types of ADR that can be used in conjunction with arbitration, including mediation.
Our lawyers are members of the following professional associations: