‘An exceptional lawyer – very impressive’    Legal 500

John Wright

Named as one of the world’s leading construction lawyers, John is a past Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators and past Co-Chair of the International Construction Projects committee of the International Bar Association.
Based in London, he specialises in construction, real estate and insurance disputes in the UK and across the world.


John Wright is a founder member of ArbDB, the Arbitration, Mediation and Dispute Board Chambers (www.arbdb.com). ArbDB administer all of John’s work as a third party neutral and enquiries about availability, expertise and fees can be made to the Clerk to Chambers, Martin Poulter.


John practiced as a partner in London law firms for over 30 years. He has 40 years’ experience of dealing with disputes of every size and complexity and during his career has handled cases ranging from disputes regarding works to private houses to projects with amounts in issue up to £100m.


John now acts full time as an arbitrator, adjudicator, dispute board member and mediator. Although his principal interest has historically been in construction and infrastructure he has also dealt with banking, insurance and real estate matters and accepts instructions to act in those fields also.


John is meticulous in his detailed research approach to all assignments. He can quickly assimilate the facts in a dispute and apply his huge breadth of knowledge to determine the correct outcome. John is known for his tact and diplomacy when dealing with all parties and speedily resolves differences in mediation. He is adept at working anywhere in the world given his extensive international experience.