2008-present Arbitrator and Mediator in domestic and international commercial and business law disputes in both London and overseas.
Arbitrations as Chairman or Party Appointed Arbitrator in arbitrations administered by ICC, LCIA, SIAC etc in the fields of banking/financial services/derivatives, international sales of goods and businesses, construction, renewables etc.
Over 60 mediations as mediator with a very high settlement rate.
2008-2011 Authorised to deal with cases in the Court of Appeal (Criminal Division) and the High Court of Justice England and Wales.
2009 - 2014 Part time Justice Grand Court of the Cayman Islands (Financial Services Division) assisting the Chief Justice to start a Commercial Court. [This time provided experience of the hedge fund industry and other financial services in the world's fifth largest financial centre].
2011 - present Judge of the Qatar International Court.
1991 - 2007 Judge of the Commercial and Admiralty Courts.
1991 - 2007 Judge of the High Court of Justice, Queen's Bench Division.
1993 - 1996 Judge in charge of the management of the Lloyd's Litigation.
1993 - 1994 Judge in charge of the Commercial Court.
1990 - Chairman of the General Council of the Bar of England and Wales.
1983 - 1990 Queen's Counsel.
1986 - 1990 Recorder.
1966 - Called to the Bar, Gray's Inn.
1962 - 1965 Queens' College Cambridge MA, LLM.
Deputy Lieutenant of Hampshire.
17 years experience in dealing with claims arising out business, commerce and trade including in particular claims relating to:-
(a) insurance and re-insurance;
(b) banking and financial services;
(c) shipping and the construction of ships, oil rigs etc;
(d) the exploitation of oil and gas reserves and other natural resources;
(e) the carriage of goods by land, sea, air or pipeline;
(f) the export and import of goods;
(h) international disputes between states;
(i) business contracts and documents;
(j) the operation of markets and exchanges;
(k) the purchase and sale of commodities;
(l) major construction projects/domestic and international;
(m) business agency;
(n) disputes concerning information technology.
Examples of cases when serving as a judge of the Commercial Court 1991-2007 are set out in the Specialist Experience pages.
Encyclopaedia of Banking Law 1982 - present (with others).
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