Robert Temmink is a barrister specialising in commercial dispute resolution at Quadrant Chambers in London. He works with solicitors, companies and private individuals both in the UK and abroad. His particular areas of expertise include contractual and partnership disputes, banking and financial services, construction, environmental issues and the commercial and business aspects of white collar crime.

Robert is described in the UK and global legal directories as a leader at the bar in commercial dispute resolution and aviation law and has been described as a “multi-talented litigator with a flair for international arbitrations” and “heartily endorsed for his facility with complex material”. The latest edition of the Chambers & Partners directory endorses him for his “great manner with clients” and for being “clear and confident in his advice”.

He is known for getting “to the point quickly, presenting information clearly and powerfully” and is described as being “confident and pragmatic” (Chambers 2008, 2009 & 2010 (UK and/or Global editions)).

He is called to the bars of Northern Ireland and the State of New York as a Foreign Legal Consultant and is registered to practice at the Dubai International Financial Centre.

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For the past 10 years, Robert has been one of the specialist advocacy trainers for the Middle Temple, training hundreds of pupil barristers over that time and now training the trainers themselves. He has also been involved in an intensive advocacy training scheme at the Royal Courts of Justice in London for trainee solicitors. Robert is also a registered arbitrator at the Dubai International Arbitration Centre, a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators and an accredited mediator.

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Robert gained accreditation with the ADR Group for commercial mediation and for some time has acted as Counsel for parties involved in mediation and as a mediator.

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The legal marketplace is changing, which means barristers are changing the way they work, too. Members of the public can now instruct Robert directly under the rules of the Public Access Scheme – there is no need to go to a solicitor in order to ask Robert for advice, or to represent you.  In appropriate cases, where necessary, Robert can recommend a solicitor to you who is best-suited to your case and who can work as part of your legal representation team.


Trinity College, Cambridge (MA, Law)
Diplock Scholar, Middle Temple
Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators
Master of the Bench of Middle Temple

Jurisdictional accreditations

Dubai International Financial Centre (2007)
State of New York (FLC) (2007)
Northern Ireland (2007)
England & Wales (1996)


American Counsel Association
Chancery Bar Association
Commercial Bar Association
Financial Services Lawyers Association
London Maritime Arbitrators Association
Professional Negligence Bar Association
Technology & Construction Bar Association


Tecbar Accredited Mediator, Arbitrator & Dispute Resolution Board Member
Accredited ADR Group Mediator
Fellow Chartered Institute of Arbitrators
Advocacy Trainer at the Middle Temple
Merchant Taylors’ Company Liveryman
Director & Governor of Merchant Taylors’ School
Master of Information Technology for Middle Temple
Trustee of the King’s Singers Foundation
Trustee of the Temple Music Trust