Professor John Murray QC Joins Terra Firma
Thursday 7th June 2012
Terra Firma Chambers is delighted to announce that Professor John Murray QC
has joined the Chambers with immediate effect.
Professor Murray called to the Bar in 1962 taking silk in 1974. As an Advocate, he established his considerable reputation in civil law matters, particularly commercial law and agricultural law. He was a Law Commissioner from 1980 to 1988 when he became a Senator of the College of Justice (judicial title Lord Dervaird). In 1990 he became Professor of Company and Commercial Law at Edinburgh University, retiring in 1998. Since then Professor Murray has concentrated on arbitration where his main interests have been commercial law, construction law and oil and gas law.
Professor Murray has experience as an arbitrator and counsel in numerous international arbitration proceedings, both institutional (LCIA, ICC, NAFTA, and ICSID) and ad hoc
, in Scotland, England, France, Belgium, Switzerland, the USA, Canada, South Africa, Tanzania, India, the West Indies and Singapore. He is a Member of the Advisory Board of the International Arbitration Institute, and an Honorary Council Member of the Conciliation and Arbitration Centre for Advanced Techniques (ATA). He wrote the National Report, Scotland, in the ICCA International Handbook on Commercial Arbitration in 1995 and was Chairman of the committee which recommended a new arbitration law for Scotland. He is Emeritus Professor at the University of Edinburgh, and lectures on international arbitration at London (King’s College) and Strathclyde Universities.Emma Potter
, Practice Manager of Terra Firma Chambers, said “I am very pleased that Professor Murray has decided to join Terra Firma Chambers. Arbitration is an important part of our core practice and Professor Murray’s considerable experience and expertise will further enhance Terra Firma’s reputation for excellence in this field.”
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