Hon. Christopher Gardner KC, MA, FCI Arb, FSALS, FRSM, Arbitrators

Chartered Arbitrator. Accredited Mediator.

Practiced both as a Barrister and Queen’s Counsel (1994) from Lamb Chambers, Temple (where he remains an Associate Member) in all forms of contractual and tortious dispute, professional negligence, sports injuries, product liability, insurance, health & safety, personal injury and clinical malpractice.

Judicial/Arbitration/Mediation experience includes commercial and construction contracts, professional negligence, assessment of damages, employment, fundamental human rights, judicial review, legal & beneficial property interests, boundary disputes, planning, probate, trade marks, fishery rights, and interpretation of statutes.

Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (1999), Fellow of the Society for Advanced Legal Studies (1999), Fellow of the Royal Society of Medicine (2000), Fellow of the Commonwealth Judicial Education Institute (2013).

Chief Justice of the Turks and Caicos Islands, British West Indies (2004-2007). Chief Justice of the Falkland Islands, South Georgia, South Sandwich, British Antarctic Territory and British Indian Ocean Territory (2007-2015).

Panel Member:

Hong Kong International and Singapore International Arbitration Centres.


International Arbitration Day & LCIA Asian-Pacific Council Forum, Hong Kong (2000);

the 16th ICCA Congress, London (2002); ICDR Forum, Dublin (2002);

LCIA Pan-African Users Council Symposium, Durban (2002); ICDR Forum, Brussels (2003);

LCIA North American Users Council, San Francisco (2003); LCIA Asian-Pacific Users Council Forum, Singapore (2007) and the New York Convention Day, New York (2008). Session Chair: “Legal Professional Privilege” Commonwealth Law Conference, Hong Kong (2009).


Young Lawyers Writing Competition: “ADR. How does/could it compliment mainstream litigation relating to negligence/damages in my Jurisdiction? How could/should its use be improved/expanded/curtailed?” International Bar Association Conference, Prague (2005).

Commonwealth Law Conferences:

London (2005), Hong Kong (2009),

Hyderabad (2011), Cape Town (2013), Melbourne (2017)

Speaker: CMJA Conference: Livingstone, Zambia (2014): “Producing Succinct & Quality Judgments in a Timely Manner”;

The Gibraltar Garrison Library (2014): “Understanding Self-Determination, Devolution & Independence in the 21st. Century”

Melbourne (2017): “The Use of Non-Local Judges in Overseas Jurisdictions.”


Rowing, ballet, open-air theatre, bell-ringing & cooking curries.

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