James Clanchy


James has more than 25 years’ experience of ad hoc, trade association, institutional and investment arbitrations as a solicitor in London and Paris, as a former Registrar of the London Court of International Arbitration (LCIA), as a case assessor for legal costs insurers and third-party funders, and as an arbitrator in independent practice. His background as a lawyer is in international trade, commodities, shipping and insurance.

He spent more than 20 years in private practice with Withers, HFW and Stephenson Harwood. At the LCIA in 2008–2012, he oversaw the administration of more than a thousand commercial arbitrations. At Thomas Miller Legal, in 2012–2014, he assessed and managed a wide range of commercial and investment claims on behalf of insurers and funders. James takes appointments in ad hoc and institutional arbitrations. He is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators and an Aspiring Full Member of the London Maritime Arbitrators Association (LMAA).

At LexisNexis, James works on the Lexis®PSL Arbitration module and focuses in particular on LCIA, LMAA, commodities, third-party funding, arbitrator challenges, and ad hoc arbitration content. He is also a contributor to the LexisNexis Dispute Resolution Blog and New Law Journal. 

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City of London Polytechnic
Ecole de Formation du Barreau
University of Oxford