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Fiona Sinclair QC

International Arbitration

Fiona has extensive experience of arbitrations, including:

  • reinsurance and insurance arbitrations
  • construction and engineering arbitrations
  • commercial arbitrations

Recent and current examples of her work in this area include:

  • acting for professional indemnity insurers in a high-value dispute with other insurers as to the correct allocation of professional negligence claims against solicitors
  • acting for the main contractor in a dispute concerning the collapse of concrete sewage tanks constructed using pre-tensioned steel cables
  • acting for surveyors in an arbitration concerning investment properties in Berlin
  • acting for a metro-train manufacturer in an £11 million international conciliation and arbitration relating to the upgrading of the London Underground. The dispute involved unusually high levels of legal and technical complexity; cutting-edge scientific developments occurred in its investigation and presentation
  • acting on a sub-contractor’s claim for payment under contracts for the construction of a bioethanol power plant
  • acting on a contractor's payment claim in relation to the refurbishment of a well-known London hotel
  • acting for a multi-disciplinary construction professional firm on claim arising from overspend on a construction project.

Fiona has also acted and accepts instructions as an arbitrator, particularly in arbitrations concerning professional indemnity insurance.