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Riaz Hussain QC elected to Gray’s Inn Bench

The responsibility for the organisation and running of the Inn is divided between the Masters of the Bench in Pension and the Under Treasurer, its CEO

Riaz Hussain QC has been elected to the Bench of Gray’s Inn in the Michaelmas 2021 Benchers elections, according to Atkins Chambers.

The responsibility for the organisation and running of the Inn is divided between the Masters of the Bench in Pension and the Under Treasurer, its CEO. Benchers are elected by their peers from the Inn’s members.

Hussain acts as leading counsel in high value, complex disputes, and is ranked as a leading silk for Construction, Professional Negligence and International Arbitration in the Legal 500 and Chambers and Partners.

The Legal 500 and Chambers and Partners described his working style as “wonderfully hands-on, with a real ‘can do’ attitude, excellent client skills, very calm under pressure, highly responsive, hardworking, proactive, efficient, user friendly, approachable and always a pleasure to work with”.

As an advocate, he was commended as “brilliant in court and hearings, a very persuasive advocate, who is a tough, forensic, ferocious and excellent cross examiner”.

Hussain has direct access rights and is often instructed directly by in house counsel from governmental bodies and commercial organisations. 

He has been appointed as arbitrator in ICC, UNCITRAL and DIFC-LCIA arbitrations including as chair of a tribunal. He is on the LCIA list of arbitrators and a member of the Nomination Commission for the ICC for the UK.

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