September 2015

Professor Derek Roebuck’s

The Golden Age of Arbitration: Dispute Resolution under Elizabeth I

Review by Jan Paulsson

in Arbitration International, Volume 31, Issue 3, 1 September 2015, Pages 519–522, https://doi.org/10.1093/arbint/aiv045

“We do not have a time-travelling machine, but those of us who take an interest in the antecedents of modern arbitration have Derek Roebuck, and that is even better: not only a way to voyage back in time, but a guide who puts everything brilliantly in context. Readers who marvelled at the wealth of concrete evidence which the author unearthed and exploited in his Early English Arbitration (2008), which did not go beyond the year 1154, will not be surprised that the far more recent Elizabethan period is a piece of cake for this preeminent historian of the history of arbitration. (Indeed, he writes at p 19 that: ‘There is no shortage of material for further research on any topic.’) “