Brick Court Chambers has added the former president of the Supreme Court, Lord Phillips, to its roster of arbitrators.
It marks a return to the set for Phillips, who had a commercial practice in Brick Court until he was appointed to the Queen’s Bench Division in 1987.
Following his retirement from the court (4 April 2012), Phillips was also appointed as president of the Qatar International Court & Dispute Resolution Centre and as non-permanent judge of the Court of Final Appeal of Hong Kong (9 May 2012). He will continue in those positions while also becoming an arbitrator with Brick Court.
Jonathan Hirst QC, joint head of chambers at Brick Court, said of Phillips” return: “Brick Court Chambers is very pleased to welcome back Nicholas Phillips. His contribution to the development of the laws of England and Wales has been immense.”
Lord Phillips’ retirement prompted a shake-up of the senior judiciary when he stood down from the Supreme Court in April. Lord Neuberger succeeded him in the role and was himself replaced as Master of the Rolls by Lord Dyson (29 August 2012).