Richard SamuelRichard Samuel

IAA Director, Barrister
3 Hare Court, London

Richard Samuel was called to the Bar in 1996 and has built up a broad commercial practice covering contract law, company law, negligence and employment law. His international practice has expanded rapidly to a range of jurisdictions in which he has developed a reputation for his performance in substantial arbitration disputes. He is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators and has been awardeda Diploma in International Arbitration.

Richard is a highly sought-after trainer and has lectured and conducted advocacy training around the world, including in Venice, Milan, Frankfurt, Zurich, Helsinki, Dubai and Kuala Lumpur. He is also an expert in training arbitrators for the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators on decision-making and communication techniques. Inspired by the highly-developed common law techniques of advocacy training available at London’s Inns of Court, Richard co-founded the IAA to make these specialist techniques accessible to practitioners in jurisdictions around the world, thereby developing advocacy skills and improving performance in international arbitral hearings.

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.