Russell Thirgood is an independent chartered arbitrator experienced in resolving commercial and construction related disputes.

Russell is an experienced international commercial arbitrator. He is measured in his approach and demonstrates acute judgment when it comes to making substantive or procedural decisions. Russell is highly efficient, collaborative and is an effective communicator.

Prior to becoming a fulltime independent arbitrator, Russell spent 23 years at an Australian law firm, where he was head of arbitration and a senior construction law and dispute resolution partner.

National and international legal directories recognise Russell as a trusted arbitrator with a reputation of making sound decisions.

He is a Chartered Arbitrators and has sat on range of international and domestic arbitral tribunals including appointments for the ICC, SIAC, HKIAC, ACICA and other institutional and ad hoc matters.


'Russell Thirgood is a highly experienced and measured in his approach."

– Who's Who Legal: Construction 2023
'Russell Thirgood has demonstrated exceptional analytical skills in addition to acute judgement."

– Who’s Who Legal: Arbitration 2024
‘Russell Thirgood is highly efficient, well organised and makes sound procedural and substantive decisions. He communicates very effectively."

– Who’s Who Legal: Arbitration 2024