Crown Office brings in Lovells

Crown Office Chambers has become the latest set to recruit from a law firm after taking on Lovells partner Dr Volker Triebel for its ­arbitration practice.

Triebel joins as an associate member. He will remain at Lovells in Düsseldorf in an of counsel role.

Crown Office senior clerk Julian Campbell said that Triebel, who has worked on more than 120 arbitrations, will increase the set’s exposure to the international arbitration market.

“Our long-term plan is to increase our international arbitration practice, and Volker, with his strength of practice, will be important in making this happen,” said Campbell.

Triebel’s hire follows a trend for the bar to hire from law firms last year. Commercial set 3 Verulam Buildings snared Denton Wilde Sapte head of arbitration Sophie Nappert as well as Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer’s former head of insolvency Sandy Shandro.