Quadrant Chambers welcomes international arbitration specialist Claire Stockford


Quadrant Chambers is very happy to welcome international arbitration specialist Claire Stockford, who joins us as a new member of chambers.

I am very pleased to welcome Claire back to the Bar and to her new home at Quadrant Chambers. Claire’s experience and reputation are a fantastic addition to the international arbitration team here at Quadrant. Her arrival following Alexander Uff and Gaurav Sharma, is part of our commitment to enhancing the breadth and depth of our international arbitration practice.” Poonam Melwani KC, Head of Quadrant Chambers

Claire joins us from the renowned international arbitration team at Eversheds Sutherland. She has considerable top-level experience at international firms such as Weil Gotshal and Manges and Crowell and Moring’. She represents and advises clients across a wide variety of commercial and investor-state disputes. Her experience encompasses arbitrations under International Centre for the Settlement of Investment Disputes (ICSID), United National Commission on International Trade Law (UNCITRAL), International Chamber of Commerce (ICC), London Court of International Arbitration (LCIA) and the International Centre for Dispute Resolution (ICDR) rules. Claire has represented clients in industries ranging from renewable energy to hospitality. Claire is recognised as a “Future Leader” in arbitration by Who’s Who Legal. She is recognised by the Legal 500 for International Arbitration and Public International Law.

"After more than 20 years spent practising as associate, counsel and, latterly, partner in the international disputes teams of some wonderful law firms, I am delighted to be returning to my roots at the independent Bar.  I am hugely impressed by the strength of Quadrant Chambers across the breadth of its areas of practice and in particular by the excellence of its growing international arbitration practice." Claire Stockford

Quadrant Chambers holds a pre-eminent position as one of the leading international commercial disputes sets. We are market leaders with a reputation for excellence in our main areas of focus: aviation, banking, commercial disputes, commodities, energy, insurance, international arbitration and shipping. 

… first-rate expertise in international arbitration.‘ (Legal 500 2023)

… impressive depth of expertise in international arbitration, at all levels.' (Legal 500 2022)

'Quadrant are head and shoulders above other sets who hold themselves out as specialists in arbitration work.' (Legal 500 2021)

Quadrant was shortlisted for International Arbitration Set of the Year 2020 at the Legal 500 UK Awards, an award previously won in 2017. Simon Rainey KC was named International Arbitration Silk of the Year 2020 by Legal 500.  Our team is featured in the Legal 500 International Arbitration Powerlist 2022.  

International arbitration and energy are areas of strategic focus and development for Quadrant Chambers. In 2021 international arbitration and energy specialist Alexander Uff joined Quadrant from Shearman and Sterling, originally qualified as a barrister and previously practiced in the Paris and New York offices of two major international law firms. He is also admitted to practice in New York. In 2020 energy and international arbitration specialist Gaurav Sharma joined Quadrant Chambers. Gaurav joined from Three Crowns where he was a senior lawyer. He spent a number of years as a senior litigator in Shell’s Global Litigation group and was a senior lawyer at Debevoise & Plimpton before that. 

Energy and International Arbitration remain key areas of focus for Quadrant Chambers, and we welcome confidential applications from serious practitioners to