Faculty of Advicates Arbitration
Lord Hamilton

The Rt. Hon. Lord Hamilton

Mediator / Arbitrator Only

Details of Professional Practice

Practised as advocate (1968-1995), including in Arbitrations as Counsel and as Arbiter (both Domestic and International); Senator of the College of Justice (1995-2012), including Principal Commercial Judge (1997-2000) and Lord President (2005-2012); returned to practice (as Arbitrator) 2014, principally, but not exclusively, in commercial disputes; member of the Supplementary panel of the United Kingdom Supreme Court (2012-2017); Judge of the Court of Appeal of Botswana since 2013 and of the Qatar International Court since 2015.


BA Oxford University

LLB Edinburgh University

Special Interests

Alternative dispute resolution

Professional Memberships

The Faculty of Advocates

Patron, Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (Scottish Branch)


Advocate Depute 1982-1985

Standing Junior Counsel to Inland Revenue 1978-1982

Standing Junior Counsel to SC.Dev. Dept. 1975-1978