Iain Quirk QC is a barrister with Essex Court Chambers in London.
Iain practices in commercial law, international arbitration and sport & media. He is particularly rated for his “really excellent cross-examination”, his “confident, easy style of oral advocacy” and being “a great advocate”. He is “fantastically clever”, “very sound and very able, smooth and incredibly sharp with great forensic ability” and “equally good in written or oral advocacy”. Iain is listed as a leading silk in Chambers & Partners / Legal 500 in four separate areas: International Arbitration, Energy & Natural Resources, Employment Law, and Media & Entertainment.
In international arbitration, Iain is a “go-to” barrister and “noted arbitration expert”, with a “huge in-depth knowledge of all arbitration matters” in commercial and investment treaty arbitration. He is “respected for providing robust representation in international arbitrations” with the directories noting that “the tribunal really listens to him”. He is frequently appointed as sole and co-arbitrator in LCIA, ICC and SCC disputes, amongst others. Iain was appointed as the ICC UK Arbitration Consultant in 2016, the first barrister to hold that position, and is now Deputy Chair of the ICC UK Arbitration Committee and UK delegate to the ICC Global Arbitration Commission. He taught arbitration on the MA course at Kings College, London for five years.