George Eddings

Consultant and Arbitrator


8 Mary Ann Gardens

London SE8 3DP

+44 (0) 7768365042


In my practice as a full time arbitrator I bring nearly 40 years’ experience working in one of the UK’s leading maritime firm of solicitors, including time as global head of shipping and as global managing partner. I have dealt with issues arising from a number of economic cycles, not least the Great Financial Crisis and fall-out of 2008, as well as a comprehensive range of industry specific issues. I am also experienced in offshore construction and logistics. I drafted the multimodal bill of lading of one of the world’s largest container companies, which has been in continuous use for over 25 years.

Geographically my experience has stretched across the world from the UK and Europe to Scandinavia, the Americas, the Far East and Australasia, including 10 years living in Hong Kong.

I am a director of the London Shipping Law Centre and part-time in-house consultant to a South American ship operator. I am an Aspiring Full member of the LMAA. I am a member of the Baltic Exchange, a Liveryman of the Worshipful Company of Shipwrights and a Freeman of the City of London.

In my spare time I am a competitive sailor and regularly take part in international shipping regattas. I have for many years been an enthusiast for equality of opportunity in the workplace and outside and have been an LGBT ally and am a member of WISTA.

Terms and Conditions

  • I accept appointments on LMAA terms prevailing at the date of appointment, which can be viewed here

  • The appointment fee is £350

  • My rate is £325 per hour for interlocutory matters

  • It is a condition of appointment that I am informed if any party becomes subject to US, EU or UK sanctions

Willingness to Act

  • On receipt of an enquiry whether I can accept an appointment, I check for conflicts

  • If I am free from conflict, I usually indicate that if the appointor accepts my terms and conditions I am 'willing to act'

  • Per Foxton J's judgement on appointments in ARI v WXJ [2022] EWHC 1542 (Comm), assuming I have indicated a willingness to act, and the appointor accepts my terms and conditions, then they are free to notify my appointment to their counterparty, without reference back to me