Biography

A highly respected international barrister and arbitrator, with more than 30 years of practice.
During his distinguished career, Stuart has appeared in hundreds of court cases and arbitrations, both in London and around the world. He appears regularly in the superior courts in England, the Privy Council, and  the courts of various common law jurisdictions in Asia and the Caribbean. He has argued many landmark cases in the Court of Justice of the European Union. He has rights of audience in the Singapore International Commercial Court and the Dubai International Financial Centre Courts. He became a Queen's Counsel in 1991. He has been appointed to numerous arbitration tribunals and is also an ADR Group accredited mediator. He has been a Deputy Judge of the High Court since 2004.

Stuart is a member of the Commercial and Chancery Bar Associations and a former member of the Bar Council International Relations Committee and British Council Law Advisory Committee. He is also a member of the New York Bar and has been admitted to the Bar in several Caribbean jurisdictions.

Legal 500

“...possess[ing] a fine legal mind and is articulate, persuasive and extraordinarily efficient.”

“...highly rated.”

Chambers

“…a tactical head.”

“…a most impressive practitioner.”

“…a great arbitrator.”  

“He is well prepared and fair… good at bringing the temperature down and being even.”

“…a star performer – on the ball, sharp and reliable.”

Education

MA (Hons) Law Double First Class, Downing College, Cambridge

Masters’ degree in European Law, Grande Distinction, Free University of Brussels

Appointments

Call 1975
Silk 1991
Bencher, Lincoln’s Inn 1999
Deputy High Court Judge 2004

Memberships

Commercial Bar Association
Chancery Bar Association
New York Bar
Admitted to the Bar in several Caribbean jurisdictions
Former member of the Bar Council International Relations Committee
Former member of the British Council Law Advisory Committee
Fellow of the Australian Centre for International Commercial Arbitration (ACICA)
Fellow of the Singapore Institute of Arbitrators
A Liveryman of the Worshipful Company of Arbitrators

  • 1975
    Call
  • 1991
    Silk
  • 1999
    Bencher, Lincoln's Inn
  • 2004
    Deputy High Court Judge
STUART ISAACS QC

Get in touch...

Email stuart@stuartisaacsqc.com
Call +65 6823 1255 (Singapore)
or +44 (0)20 7306 0102 (London)
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