Curriculum Vitae


The Rt. Hon. The Lord Hacking


Clare College, Cambridge University (BA 1961 and MA 1968) and the Inns of Court School of Law (Harmsworth Major Entrance Exhibitioner 1960 and Astbury Scholar 1963 of the Middle Temple).

Current Status

Retired International and Domestic Arbitrator, Chartered Arbitrator, Barrister-at-Law and Associate Member of Littleton Chambers, London

Former Professional Associations

The Bar Association of England and Wales, the International Bar Association, the American Bar Association, the Bar Association of the City of New York, the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators, the AAA (American Arbitration Association) the LCIA (London Court of International Arbitration), CEDR (Centre for Dispute Resolution), the Swiss Arbitration Association and the Society of Construction Arbitrators.

Professional Qualifications

Barrister at Law at the Bar of England and Wales: 1963 - 1976 and 1999-2012. Attorney and Counselor at Law State of New York from 1975 to 2011. Solicitor of the Supreme Court of England and Wales and Member of the Law Society from 1977 to 1999. Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators, of the Singapore Institute of Arbitrators and of the Malaysian Institute of Arbitrators.

Work History

In practice as a barrister-at-law on Midland and Oxford Circuit from Chambers in Francis Taylor Building, The Temple, London [1964 -1975], as a US Attorney and Counselor-at-Law (formerly an Associate at Simpson Thacher & Bartlett in New York) [1975-1976], as a Solicitor of the Supreme Court (formerly a Partner of Richards Butler in London) [1977-1999] and as an international arbitrator and mediator in Littleton Chambers [2000 to 2018]. Member of the Alumni Council of Clare College Cambridge [2010 to date].

Professional Experience

Extensive experience in litigation and arbitration for over 50 years and has acted in numerous domestic and international commercial and construction disputes. In a commercial arbitration practice has conducted arbitrations in the aviation, commodities, construction, energy, information technology, maritime, pharmaceutical, telecommunications and water industries and, since January 2000, has issued over 200 Arbitration Awards.

Arbitration and Mediation Appointments

Appointed as Arbitrator by ICC, AAA/ICDR, LCIA, KLRCA, GAFTA, the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (CIArb) and the Hungarian Court of Arbitration and as Mediator by the AAA, LCIA, CIArb and the City Disputes Panel. On the International Arbitration Panels of ICDR (the International Centre for Dispute Resolution in New York), KLRCA (the Kuala Lumpur Regional Centre for Arbitration) and KCAB (the Korean Commercial Arbitration Board). Member of English Working Party on the 1998 ICC Arbitration Rules.


Formerly a Member of the House of Lords Select Committee on the European Communities and a Member of the Houses of Parliament Joint Committee on Consolidation Bills. For over 20 years actively involved in House of Lords in the reform of English arbitration law. Participated in Committee in House of Lords in numerous Public Bills including the Arbitration Bill 1979, the Financial Services Bill 1986, the Latent Damage Bill 1986, the Competition and Services Bill 1992, the Civil Aviation [Amendment] Bill 1996, the Arbitration Bill 1996, the Access to Justice Bill 1999 and the Contracts [Rights of Third Parties] Bill 1999.


Served in Royal Navy Reserve 1954-1964; in active service in Royal Navy 1956-1958; retired in rank of Lieutenant RNR; Freeman of the City of London, President of the Civil Court Users Association (from 1996 to date), a former Member of the Council of the International Law Section of the ABA and Observer of the IBA Human Rights Institute at the Trial of Chief Justice of Gibraltar (2001). On the Board of the African Leadership Institute promoting the Archbishop Desmond Tutu Leadership Fellowships (2005 to date). Member of the Pilgrims. Member of the Council of Justice (2016 to date)

Citizenship:United Kingdom