James Bridgeman SC

Chair & Board Director

James Bridgeman SC is a barrister in practice as an advocate, arbitrator, mediator and adjudicator at the Law Library, Dublin and in chambers at 4-5 Gray’s Inn Square, London. He has been called to the Bar of Ireland, the Bar of Northern Ireland, and the Bar of England and Wales.

James is a graduate of Trinity College Dublin and King's Inns Dublin. He has served as global President of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators; Chair of the Irish branch of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators; Vice President of the Mediators Institute of Ireland; a member of the Irish National Committee of the International Chamber of Commerce, and the International Chamber of Commerce Commission on Arbitration. He is also Honorary Consul of Georgia in Ireland and Chair of the Georgia-Ireland Business Council.

James's practice has a focus on international and domestic arbitration, mediation, and adjudication. In addition to his practice in the field of civil and commercial law, he has served two terms as a member of the Private Residential Tenancies Board and two terms as a member of the Property Service Appeals Board. In the field of human rights, he served for over 10 years as a Chair of Mental Health tribunals and has been instructed in interventions and complaints by parties before the European Court of Human Rights and the United Nations Working Group on Arbitrary Detention.