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International Arbitration Services

Paula Hodges KC is an experienced independent arbitrator. Formerly leading Herbert Smith Freehills' Global Arbitration Practice for nearly two decades, Paula has been a prominent figure in international dispute resolution, particularly in the energy, telecommunications, and technology sectors.

Her extensive career includes acting as arbitrator and counsel in many jurisdictions around the world, including London, Paris, Geneva, Singapore, New York, Hong Kong and Stockholm. With notable appearances before the High Court in London, Paula's expertise is widely recognised. A graduate of the University of Cambridge with an M.A. in Law, she was appointed Queen's Counsel (now King's Counsel) in 2014 and assumed the role of President of the LCIA Court in May 2019.

Independent Arbitrator Services

With extensive experience and expertise in international arbitration, Paula Hodges KC acts as an independent arbitrator to resolve disputes efficiently and effectively.

Strategic Solutions for International Clients

Paula Hodges KC understands the complexities of cross-border disputes and provides strategic input to meet the needs of multinational clients.

Impartial and Trustworthy Mediation

Paula Hodges KC also offers fair and unbiased mediation services, earning the trust and confidence of clients seeking solutions for their disputes.


Paula Hodges KC "is a very highly thought-of arbitrator and advocate. She has experience in complex commercial transactions, and this gives her strength too. She is outstanding."
Chambers UK 2022 – International Arbitration: Arbitrators – UK-wide (Band 1)
“Paula Hodges KC is “is very bright and efficient.”; “She is a real star. She is excellent.”
Chambers UK 2024 – International Arbitration: Arbitrators – UK-wide (Band 1)
The “superb” Paula Hodges KC "is a legend of the market" and a "very knowledgeable arbitrator".
Who's Who Legal Arbitration 2020
"Paula is a class act."
Chambers UK 2023 – International Arbitration: Arbitrators – UK-wide (Band 1)
"Paula Hodges KC is "one of the leading arbitrators globally"
Chambers UK 2021 – International Arbitration: Arbitrators – UK-wide (Band 1)