His Honour Humphrey LLoyd KC
Arbitrator & Mediator
‘A very good arbitrator with a great reputation.’
The Legal 500
His Honour Humphrey LLoyd KC is an arbitrator and mediator. From 1963 until 1993 he was a barrister in England, becoming Queen’s Counsel in 1979. He specialised in construction and related commercial law. He was appointed arbitrator in many domestic and international arbitrations (e.g. Chairman of an Arbitral Tribunal for dispute about a major highway in a Middle Eastern State; co-arbitrator in dispute about a freight-handling facility in a French Port). In 1980 he became one of the UK representatives on the Commission on International Arbitration of the International Chamber of Commerce.
From 1993 until 2005 he was a judge of the Technology and Construction Court in London, part of the High Court of Justice. That court deals almost exclusively with construction and other complex disputes, such as contracts relating to computers and computerised systems. During his time on the Bench, His Honour Humphrey LLoyd KC tried many such cases. He also delivered numerous judgments (including one of the very first) about the statutory system of adjudication that applies to most construction contracts in the United Kingdom. He was also one of the few judges then to be selected by parties for appointment as judge-arbitrator for major cases.
In 2004 he was awarded the President’s Medal of the Society of Construction Law for services to Construction Law. In 2009 Leeds Metropolitan University conferred on him an Honorary Doctor of Laws ( LL.D) for services to construction law and arbitration, the first such honour to anybody in the United Kingdom.
In 2005 His Honour Humphrey LLoyd returned to being an arbitrator in international and domestic matters.
He is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators and a Chartered Arbitrator. He is a member of the JAMS Global Engineering and Construction Group and of its Advisory Board.