Expert Arbitrator
John Campbell

John Campbell was called to the Scottish Bar in 1981, joined the English Bar in 1990, took silk in 1998 and has practised throughout the UK for 40 years. He has retired as a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators. He was the Chairman of the Scottish Branch of CIArb, and was the elected the President of the Institute in 2009.

Since 1994, he has focussed mainly on commercial and property disputes, specialising in:

• commercial and other forms of arbitration and appropriate dispute resolution

• town and country planning

• public inquiries

• energy matters

His cases have included:

• ad hoc and ABTA arbitrations

• commercial, residential, and agricultural and property investment issues, including leasing and rent review cases

• construction disputes in courts and at domestic and international arbitrations

• energy developments, especially renewables

• funding and lending disputes

• investment disputes

• land use, planning, CPO and compensation disputes

• retail developments, including supermarkets and retail parks

• roads, bridges and harbour plans

• urban and rural buildings and heritage; landscape designations and master planning

• waste management and minerals extraction

He was a contributor to the Scottish Arbitration Rules 1999, and was engaged in the drafting and advancement of the Arbitration (Scotland) Act 2010. He has lectured frequently on the Act and its rules, and is familiar with the ICC, LCIA, Singapore, Hong Kong and Australian Rules. He has taught in the US, the Middle and Far East, Australia and in France and Germany, and has been a judge at the Vis Moot in Hong Kong and Vienna.