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Dominic Spenser Underhill

Dominic Spenser

Honorary Professor



  • 2024 - Honorary Professor, School of Law. Module leader of LLM course ‘Ethics in international arbitration’.
  • From 2009 to 2023, Senior Associate Lecturer, CCLS, Queen Mary.
  • From 2009 to 2024 – Adudicator for the Solicitors Regulation Authority.
  • 2018 - Visiting Professor – University of Turin, Italy.
  • From 2002 to the present - International Arbitrator.
  • From 1999 to 2022 – Member of the Commission for International Arbitration & ADR of the International Chamber of Commerce and a member of the Representative Committee from the United Kingdom.
  • Solicitor of the Superior Courts -  1989 to the present.

Read Dominic Spenser Underhill's CV [PDF 107KB].

Postgraduate Teaching

LLM teaching in three areas:

  • Module leader of Ethics in International Arbitration.
  • The ethics of negotiation.
  • The relationship between the British Courts and ADR.



  • Cited in Alexander Herman, The Parthenon Marbles Dispute. Institute of Art & Law 2023
  • “Alternative Dispute Resolution and the Civil Courts – a very British type of justice – the legacy of the Woolf Reforms in 2022” (with Debbie De Girolamo, QMUL) Amicus Curiae Vol 4 No 1 (2022): Series 2
  • “English Courts and ADR – Policy and Practice since April 1999 (Part 2)” European Business Law Review January 2005
  • “English Courts and ADR – Policy and Practice since April 1999 (Part 1)” European Business Law Review June 2003
  • “Restraining Foreign Proceedings Pursued in Breach of an Agreement to Arbitrate in England” IALR Vol 2 Issue 5-6 1999
  • Tolly. Pension Law Handbook 1999 (contributed a chapter)
  • Prell. Judicial Assistance in Civil Matters 1999 (contributed a chapter)
  • Securing Evidence for Foreign Arbitrations IALR Vol 1 Issue 6 1998

Public Engagement

  • Fellow Chartered Institute of Arbitrators
  • Speaker at UNIDROIT 30th Anniversary Conference Rome 2024
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