Sir Rupert Jackson returns to 4 New Square to Practise as an Arbitrator


We are delighted to announce that, following his retirement from the Court of Appeal, Sir Rupert Jackson is returning to 4 New Square from 8 March 2018 to practise as an arbitrator and adjudicator.

Sir Rupert joined Chambers in 1973 and took silk in 1987.  He was Head of Chambers between 1994 and 1996.  At the Bar Sir Rupert developed a thriving practice, particularly in the areas of professional liability and construction and engineering, appearing in numerous substantial disputes (in courts and arbitrations) and in many leading appellate cases.   The first edition of Professional Negligence, published in 1982, was written by him and John Powell.   It rapidly gained the status of the leading work on the subject.  Sir Rupert edited subsequent editions until his elevation to High Court Bench in 1999.  As a first instance judge he was the judge in charge of the Technology and Construction Court between 2004 and 2007. He was appointed a Lord Justice of Appeal in 2008.  During his time in the Court of Appeal he produced the comprehensive Review of Civil Litigation Costs in December 2009.   This was followed by a Supplemental Report in 2017.

Sir Rupert is President of the Professional Negligence Bar Association and of the Society of Construction Law.

Head of Chambers, Mark Cannon QC, said: “It is a real pleasure to welcome Rupert back to Chambers.  As a barrister he contributed much to the success of Chambers and we are very much looking forward to having him as a colleague.  As a judge Rupert’s ability to produce thorough, sound judgments immediately or very shortly after hearings concluded was unparalleled and he is bound to be in great demand as an arbitrator.”