Michael Howard KC
Called: 1971
Silk: 1986

Michael Howard KC

MA, BCL (Oxon) 1970
Lecturer in Law, University of London (L.S.E.) 1970-74; Visiting Professor of Law, University of Essex, 1987-1992; Visiting Professor of Maritime Law, University College, London, 1996-99; Visiting Professor of Law, Tulane University (2011- date); Member of Editorial Board of Lloyd’s Maritime and Commercial Law Quarterly.
Open Exhibition, Magdalen College Oxford (1964)
Johnson Exhibition (College Law Prize), Magdalen College, Oxford (1967)
Prize for 1st Class Honours in BCL, Magdalen College, Oxford 1970
Other qualifications
Accredited Mediator
Recorder of Crown Court (from 1989)
Leader of Admiralty Bar (from 2000)
Working knowledge of French

Since his first appointment in 1983 (as an umpire appointed by two LMAA arbitrators), Michael has had several hundred appointments, and had issued hundreds of awards.  These cover a wide spectrum of commercial disputes.  Many of them have had a maritime flavour: charterparty disputes, cargo claims, general average, ship collisions, salvage, wreck removal and so on.  But he has also been appointed in disputes relating to sale of goods, agency and other general commercial issues.  He has experience of acting as umpire, chairman, third arbitrator, sole arbitrator and wingman.