Professor Michael Reynolds

Professor Michael Reynolds

Senior Visiting Fellow

Department of International Relations

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Key Expertise
International Arbitration and Dispute Resolution between States 1870-1941

About me

Lawyer, Chartered Arbitrator, Law Professor and author. Michael was articled in a Westminster practice gaining experience in civil litigation and Privy Council Appeals which introduced him to international law. He has experience as a lawyer in private and public enquiries and a Royal Commission of Enquiry. He later became a specialist in construction and engineering cases and became an arbitrator after qualifying as a a solicitor in medical negligence and commercial litigation, then specialised in construction and engineering cases. He practised in local government in London with the GLC, then Camden LB Council, before returning to private practice in the City.

He undertook postgraduate studies (part time whilst still a practising lawyer) at KCL, QMU, UCL and here at LSE, completing his doctorate at the Law Department in 2008. Soon after, he undertook research at the Socio-Legal Centre, University of Oxford where he wrote a report on arbitration in England and contributed to EU dispute resolution studies.

He has been President of an International arbitral tribunal and acted in a number of international arbitrations in Europe and South-East Asia. He has written several practitioner books on expert witnesses, arbitration, construction litigation, partnership arbitration and more recently on international disputes between states as part of his research here at the LSE International History Department.

He is a part-time Senior Lecturer at University of East London in international arbitration, and at BPP University Law School where he is the Visiting Professor in the Law of Arbitration and Dispute Settlement.

He is currently writing a sequel to his earlier work for Hart relating to international disputes in the inter-war years. He is the author of numerous articles and editorials on arbitration and civil justice, a former Commissioning Editor of the Construction and Engineering Law Journal, and former Editorial Board Member of Arbitration, the Journal of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators. He is a member of the Atlantic Council (UK) and of Chatham House.

Research Cluster affiliation

Security and Statecraft

Not available to supervise PhD students

Expertise Details

International Arbitration and Dispute Resolution between States 1870-1941.