Arran Dowling-Hussey BL

  • Junior Counsel: 2003

B.A, M.Econ.Sc, LL.M, Dip. Arb.Law, Dip. Int. Com. Arb, Dip.SBIP, Dip. Const.Law., F.C.I Arb, A.M

Areas of Practice:
  • General Practice
  • Arbitration/Dispute Resolution
  • European Law
Arran Dowling-Hussey BL
Accrediting Body: Bar Council Courses

South Eastern
Bar of England & Wales
Bar of Northern Ireland
Other Memberships:
Astana International Financial Centre (AIFC) Courts
Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (Fellow)
Courts of the Abu Dhabi Global Market (“ADGM”)
Falkland Approved Lawyers List
Mediator Accredited by the Bar Council of Ireland~690
Direct Professional Access:

Arran Dowling-Hussey is an experienced barrister, adjudicator, arbitrator and mediator. He is also called in Belfast (2006), London (2007) and Eastern Caribbean Supreme Court (2023). He also has rights of audience in the Courts of the Abu Dhabi Global Market (“ADGM”) (2020) and at the Astana International Financial Centre (AIFC) Courts (2020). Arran is also based at 4-5 Gray’s Inn Square in London His practice includes advocacy, drafting statements of case, contractual documents and advising on commercial, chancery, construction, alternative dispute resolution (ADR) and international matters. Arran is a member of a number of London based legal/construction and/or ADR committees including the Board of Trustees of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators and the committee of the Adjudication Society.

Arran has been recognised for his work as counsel with a number of awards including from Finance Monthly. He is comfortable working for a range of clients from individual litigants to large businesses.  Arran has acted for a number of local authorities both in the Republic of Ireland and England and Wales.  He looks to help clients effectively resolve disputes where appropriate making use of Alternative Dispute Resolution processes. He regularly works to tight timelines to help best progress disputes.

Aside from his core professional work Arran enjoys writing and speaking on legal issues. He is the co-author of 3 editions of Arbitration Law (Round Hall, Dublin 2008, 2014 and 2018.) He has also co-edited the Construction, Engineering and Energy Law Journal of Ireland since 2015. Arran has significant experience lecturing in a range of legal subjects including but not limited to arbitration. He is a visiting professor at the School of Business and Law in Lahore.

Arran is an accredited mediator. He has acted as mediator in disputes such as where a bank and a defaulting borrower are in dispute.

Arran is an experienced arbitrator and counsel for both domestic and international arbitration disputes. He is a member of a number of British, Irish and international arbitration panels. As arbitrator he has been listed in Global Arbitration Review‘s Arbitrator Research Tool. Arran is a member of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators Board of Trustees (2017-2023) and was formally a member of the CIArb’s Board of Management (2013-2015). He frequently writes and speaks on international arbitration. At the end of 2020 he was a speaker at Dubai Arbitration Week. Arran is a former consultant to the Council of Europe providing training in arbitration in Armenia. He has also lectured on this topic in Pakistan aside from very considerable lecturing and training in the UK, Republic of Ireland and United Arab Emirates.

Commercial & Chancery

Arran has a broad background in most areas of Commercial & Chancery including breach of contract/contractual disputes, sale of goods, intellectual property, company law, retail, traditional chancery, and dispute resolution. He has a strong commercial awareness and an understanding of the business needs of clients. Arran has particular expertise in construction disputes. Aside from his practice in this area of law he is a member of the Council of the Society of Construction Law. He is also a part time lecturer on Robert Gordon University‘s LL.M in Construction Law & Arbitration a postgraduate degree course which has been recognised as one of the top 5 master’s degrees in construction law in the world.

Planning & Environment

Arran has been instructed in relation to significant Compulsory Purchase Order cases.

Property & Housing

Arran has considerable experience as an ADR neutral dealing with disputes between landlords and tenants over the operation of residential tenancies and the standard of accommodation provided by landlords. He has, as counsel, been instructed by commercial tenants involved in rent review arbitrations.

  • Arbitration Law (2008, 2014 and 2018); co-author of 3 Editions of textbook (RoundHall, Dublin)
  • Introduction to Irish Arbitration for Lexis Nexis in 2020
  • International Construction Contract Law by Dr Lukas Klee; (Wiley, Blackwell 2018 2nd edition) Contributed a chapter to Dr. Klee’s book.
  • Construction, Engineering and Energy Law Journal of Ireland (2015- to date); Co-editor
  • Annotation of Arbitration Act 2010; Irish Current Law Statutes Annotated Series; Co-authored first annotation of (with Professor Brian Hutchinson) Arbitration Act 2010 (March 2012)
  • Other: Author, or co-author, of around 75 journal articles. Full list available on request. Mainly for Irish journals but also published in England, France, Kuwait, Portugal and United Arab Emirates.


Recent talks include:

2021:  Dubai & Middle East: 7th Annual International Arbitration Virtual Summit.

2020: Dubai Arbitration Week.


Have organised a very considerable number of lectures, seminars, webinars and conferences for (but not limited to) the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators & Society of Construction Law.

  • Volunteer for a number of years at what was then the Northside Community Law Centre’s legal advice clinics and also represented clients in the District and Circuit Court on a number of occasions.
  • Past volunteer for FLAC in Dublin and County Tipperary.
  • Volunteer for Bar of Ireland’s Voluntary Assistance Scheme.


  • Irish Law Awards Judge (2018- to date)
  • Council of King’s Inns (2010-2016; 2017-2020)
  • Member of Bar Council’s Professional Practices Committee (2022-2023); Member of Bar Council’s ADR Committee (2022-2023)
  • Past member Bar Council of Ireland’s Library Committee and what was then the External Relations Committee.
  • Former Chair of the Irish Chapter of the European Court of Arbitration.
  • Member Council of Society of Construction Law (2020-2022)
  • Member Adjudication Society Committee (2021-)
  • Trustee of Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (‘CIArb’) (2017-2024)
  • Member of CIArb Board of Management (2013-2015)


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01-817 5847
087-631 2205
Law Library Four Courts Dublin 7
@Arran Dowling-Hussey

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