Richard Samuel


  • International commercial arbitration
  • Foreign languages: French, German and Italian


  • Joined the firm as Of Counsel in 2023
  • Made Partner in 2024
  • Previously worked at 3 Hare Court (Chambers of Howard Stevens KC from 2005-2023
  • His expertise also includes extensive advocacy training:
  • Founder of the UK non-profit, International Advocacy Academy (IAA), which has trained European arbitration advocates in cross-examination through local bar associations and arbitral institutions since 2012
  • Co-chair of Middle Temple’s advanced advocacy-training course for junior barristers from 2020
  • Member of the Middle Temple Education & Training Committee (2015-2019)
  • He has also carried out roles within the International Association of Young Lawyers (AIJA), ABA, Middle Temple International Committee, COMBAR and Legalmondo
  • Author of multiple articles in international publications


  • Called to the Bar of England and Wales by the Middle Temple
  • Inst. of Arbitrators: Fellow (2010)
  • Diploma in International Arbitration, CIArb, Keble, Oxford (2010)
  • Inns of Court School of Law (1995-1996)
  • LLB from City University (1995)
  • MA from Edinburgh University Classics (1992)