Andrew Noble FRICS, FCIArb, C. Arb.

Membership Status: Barrister - Associate Member

General Information

Andrew Noble FRICS, FCIArb, C.Arb, specialises in commercial chancery litigation, with emphasis on Land & Real Property, Commercial (including contracts, insurance, JVs, partnerships and international arbitration), Construction and Engineering (including defects, variations, time and money claims in litigation, arbitrations and ADR(including Adjudications)), Professional Liability (surveyors, architects, engineers, brokers, office holders, lawyers and accountants) and related Insolvency cases. He has also built a very specialist practice in defective dwellings and NHBC /warranty claims including having been heavily involved in the leading multi party litigation.

He is a member of the following specialist Bar Associations reflecting his practice and experience: Chancery Bar Association, Property Bar Association, Insolvency Law Association, Technology and Construction Court Bar Association, and Professional Negligence Bar Association. He is also a member of the RICS’ Pyramus & Thisbe Club (Party Walls).

Andrew advises, drafts, negotiates and represents clients in litigation, arbitration and in ADR/mediation. He appears as an Advocate in the High Court (Chancery and QBD divisions, including TCC and Commercial/Mercantile courts) and in the County Courts of England and Wales.

Andrew is a Registered Chartered Arbitrator and has also been instructed and has appeared as an advocate in a number of 1996 Arbitration Act arbitrations including, property, rent review, commercial and construction, and thereafter in High Court proceedings, enforcing or contesting the enforcement of domestic and international arbitration Awards. He is familiar with the instruments of International Commercial Arbitration and the ICC, LCIA and DIAC rules. Andrew also a fully accredited Dubai International Financial Centre Advocate.

Andrew is an Accredited Mediator and Construction Adjudicator, and is an experienced dispute resolver across all the areas of practice in which he specializes (which principally involve him acting in the capacity of chartered arbitrator, mediator, adjudicator or expert).

The chairman of the Bar Council appointed Andrew to resolve a multi-million pound sterling dispute between developers and land owners involving complex Developers’ “overage” contracts (involving the determination of the meaning of the contract with a view to ascertaining the calculation of additional payments due from a developer to a former owner of significant hectares of development land).

Recent advisory and drafting work has included international commercial arbitration advice, advising and drafting in relation to defective dwellings, resisting enforcement of an international Award at the arbitral seat, boundary disputes, party wall advice and drafting, conveyancing dispute advice, construction insolvency litigation, aspects of the Open Spaces Act 1906, numerous disputes in the .First Tier Tribunal (land chamber),

Recent Dispute Resolution work includes appointments (i) as a chartered arbitrator in Financial Ombudsman dispute (CIArb), (ii) Adjudicator in a railway construction dispute (Tecbar) and acting as mediator in disputes involving construction, banking, boundaries, partnerships and wills.

As a dually qualified barrister at law and chartered surveyor, Andrew offers sound legal and tactical advice and can often bring innovative, cost effective and practical solutions to problems in hand.

Andrew was called to the Bar at Lincoln’s Inn in 1992 and was reappointed Treasury Counsel in October 2003, a position he held for more than 7 years. Before being called to the Bar, Andrew was an experienced Chartered Surveyor (FRICS) and former branch chairman of both the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors and the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (FCIArb).

Further information about Andrew’s practice and experience can be found at


Music, melodic jazz(esp. violin), interaction between gardening and cooking, reading and teaching.


Andrew Noble

phone01823 247 247

Qualified in 1992