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Construction Law Summer School
Monday 9 - Friday 13 September 2024
Downing CollegeCambridge, UK

Marion Smith KC
Barrister at 39 Essex Chambers


Marion Smith KC is a barrister and arbitrator specialising in complex, high-value commercial and construction disputes in the UK and internationally. She has extensive experience as counsel before domestic courts and tribunals as well as in international arbitration. She is experienced acting as sole, chair or party appointed arbitrator and adjudicator in institutional and ad hoc arbitral tribunals, using the Rules of the DIFC-LCIA, ICC, LCIA, LMAA and the UNCITRAL Arbitration Rules. Marion is ranked in Chambers and Partners and The Legal 500 for Construction and Professional Negligence and in Chambers Global and The Legal 500 Asia Pacific for Construction, where she is described as “An amazing, first-class barrister who is organised and excellent at managing teams of lawyers and experts."

Marion is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators, Deputy Chair of the Chartered Institute’s Board of Trustees and Deputy Chair of the International Committee of the Bar Council of England and Wales. She is also a Master of the Bench of Gray’s Inn.

Agenda Sessions

  • Chair's Opening Remarks

  • Practical: Drafting DR provisions that work

  • End of Summer School Quiz – a quick fire recap of the week in 10 questions

  • Chair’s Closing Remarks and End of Summer School