Robert Rhodes QC

Why Choose me ? I am good with people, and able to empathise with them.

  • I am a senior QC with extensive judicial experience.
  • Mediation:
    • I am an accredited Mediator.
    • I am a member of the Panel of Mediators of the China Council for the Promotion of International Trade (“CCPIT”).  (CCPIT is the first and the largest professional mediation organisation in China.  Its mediations involve commercial organisations from all over the world.)
    • I am a member of the Panel of Mediators and Arbitrators of the Lang Fang Arbitration Commission in China.
  • Arbitration:
    • I have a Diploma in International Arbitration.
    • I am a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators.
    • I am a member of the Panel of Arbitrators of the Chinese Arbitration Association, Taipei.
    • I am a member of the Corporate Panel of the Dispute Board Federation.
  • I give practical, hands-on advice, with a view to securing the best result for the client at the least cost.
  • I am dedicated to working hard for my clients and, if needed, am available at any time of day or night.
  • You will get no unexpected surprises on fees: we agree my fees for every stage of a case.

My approach

What I can do for you in Mediation:

  • I can either represent you in a mediation or be the Mediator: that is, try to bring you and the other party together so as to reach a final agreement of your dispute.

What I can do for you in Arbitration:

  • I can either represent you as Leading Counsel in an arbitration, or be the Arbitrator (or one of the panel of Arbitrators if there is more than one Arbitrator).
  • If I am an Arbitrator in your case, you can rest assured:
    • That I shall be scrupulously impartial.
    • That I shall give you a fair hearing.
    • That I shall write the award (ie make the decision) within a reasonable period of the conclusion of the arbitration.  There would be no question of your having to wait 6 or 12 months for the award.

What my clients say

  • A partner in a firm of solicitors where I successfully mediated a seven figure settlement in a complex professional negligence case: “Robert had a really good grasp of the issues and was very effective at bringing the parties to a settlement.”
  • A successful direct access client (ie who instructed me without going through a solicitor): “I must thank you once again, not only for your help and support, but for the gracious manner in which you gave it.  It gave me a lot of confidence, and I know that I would not have been successful without you.”
  • Legal 500 Directory: recommended as a Leading Silk in Fraud, Banking and Finance.

Professional & academic

  • QC 1989
  • Crown Court Recorder since 1987
  • Bencher of the Inner Temple since 2007.
  • Member of the Bar Council since 2009.


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