Derek Sweeting QCDerek Sweeting QC

7 Bedford Row, London

Derek Sweeting QC was called to the Bar in 1983 and took silk in 2001. His practice is focused on contentious civil litigation and advisory work in the High Court, the Court of Appeal and in arbitration. He is listed as a Leading Silk in The Legal 500, where he has received praise for his “outstanding skills as a negotiator and advocate.” He was appointed as a Recorder in 2001, a Deputy High Court Judge in 2008 and is a qualified mediator.

He has been a trainer in the Middle Temple Advocacy Department for a number of years and is experienced in both international and domestic arbitration.

advocacy trainers

Cross and direct examination, opening and closing submissions, case theory and handling expert witnesses

arbitrator trainers

Preparing for the hearing, handling hearings with advocates and witnesses from different jurisdictions policing cross examination and ensuring an enforceable award

expert witness trainers

Preparation of your own report, conference to finalise the report and prepare for the hearing and withstanding cross examination on your own report.

witness of fact trainers

Learn what to expect if you are due to give evidence as a witness of fact. What is the best way of preparing for and withstanding cross examination.