John Ditchburn

John has an international commercial practice encompassing commercial litigation, insurance, banking and finance, insolvency, property and aviation and travel. He provides clear and focused advice on a range of legal, practical and procedural issues in contentious and non-contentious matters. His experience of litigation is vast, combining regular advocacy with drafting and advisory work. He also deals with international arbitration and alternative dispute resolution, including mediation.

Further information


  • Honourable Society of the Middle Temple: admitted 2005, called 2007
  • Inns of Court School of Law: Bar Vocational Course: 2007
  • Brasenose College, University of Oxford: BA Law: 2006


  • Commercial Bar Association
  • Chancery Bar Association

John represents clients from all over the world in cross-border disputes raising issues of English and international law. He regularly deals with issues of jurisdiction, choice of law, service and enforcement abroad.

Related Cases

Hanwha Q Cells GmbH v Lark Power Generation Ltd [2018] EWHC 3356 (QB): John successfully resisted a jurisdiction dispute by an English defendant relying on the German claimant’s terms and conditions.

ICC arbitration involving parties in Switzerland, Moldova, Romania and the U.S.A.

Numerous challenges by airlines to the jurisdiction of the courts of England and Wales pursuant to clauses in their terms and conditions.

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*This barrister is authorised to practice in England & Wales. Click here to search on the Bar Standards Board Barristers’ Register.

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