||Professor Robin Callender Smith, CDRS Independent Adjudicator
The QFC Regulatory Authority appointed Professor Robin Callender Smith to be a CDRS Independent Adjudicator in September 2013.
Professor Robin Callender Smith is an international arbitrator, mediator and adjudicator at ARBITA, his London Chambers. He specialises in financial, regulatory and privacy arbitration. He is a Member of the Chartered Institute of Arbitration, a CEDR-qualified Mediator and a Panel Adjudicator for the Society of Computers and the Law (SCL). He was a member of the UK energy regulator Ofgem’s independent Enforcement Decisions Panel and a non-executive member of the UK’s Chartered Insurance Institute. He was also formerly Deputy Chairman of the Regulatory Decisions Committee of the Financial Conduct Authority. He worked as a Tribunal Judge for ten years and is Honorary Professor of Media Law at Queen Mary, University of London (QMUL), where he completed his PhD.
He is the author of Celebrity and Royal Privacy, the Media and the Law (Sweet & Maxwell 2015) and an Editor of Sweet & Maxwell’s Encyclopedia of Data Protection and Privacy. He has spent over 40 years as a media lawyer for national newspapers and ten years in the City of London dealing with significant financial takeovers and mergers as well as issues relating to compliance, corporate governance and professional standards in the financial services sector. Professor Callender Smith has been a barrister for over 45 years and is a former elected member of the UK Bar Council and Gray’s Inn Barristers’ Committee. He is a Vice President of London Youth, London’s largest youth charity.