Justices of Appeal

Current

  • Born 1947, British
  • University education at Bristol University (LLB) and at the London School of Economics (LLM)
  • Called to the Bar of England and Wales, 1977
  • Barrister at 11 King’s Bench Walk, London and One Essex Court, London practising principally in commercial law including banking derivatives, insurance, international sales, competition law and auditors’ negligence, 1977-2001
  • Appointed Queen’s Counsel,1987
  • Deputy Judge, High Court of England and Wales 1998-2002
  • Judge, High Court of England and Wales 2002-2014,sitting in the Commercial Court
  • Judge in Charge of the Commercial Court 2014
  • Presiding Judge, Western Circuit 2008-2012
  • Justice of the DIFC Court (Dubai) from April 2015
  • Deputy Judge of the Hong Kong High Court from April 2015
  • Bencher, Hon Society of the Inner Temple
  • Associate Professor, University of British Columbia and Faculty of Law, McGill University, Montreal 1969-1971 and 1973-1977
  • Lecturer in law, Hong Kong University, 1971-1973
  • Tung Yu Cheng Visiting Professor, Hong Kong University, 2014 –2015
  • Arbitrator, International Commercial Arbitration in London, Hong Kong and Singapore
  • Appointed Justice of the Court of Appeal, Cayman Islands, 2015
HON. JUSTICE JOHN MARTIN QC
  • Born 1948, British
  • M.A. (Law), Pembroke College, Cambridge
  • Called to the Bar of England and Wales 1972
  • Appointed Queen’s Counsel 1991
  • Elected Bencher, Lincoln’s Inn 1999
  • In practice at the Commercial Chancery Bar in London
  • Head of Chambers from 2010
  • Deputy High Court Judge (Chancery Division) for England and Wales from 1993
  • Judge of the Courts of Appeal, Jersey and Guernsey from 2007
  • Appointed Justice of the Court of Appeal, Cayman Islands 2013
Hon. Justice C. Dennis Morrison
  • Born 1950, Jamaican
  • University education at University of the West Indies and as a Jamaican Rhodes Scholar at the University of Oxford
  • Admitted as an attorney-at-law in Jamaica, 1975
  • Academic Staff (full time) of Norman Manley Law School and Council of Legal Education for the Commonwealth Caribbean, 1978-1982 and then associate tutor and course director
  • Joined Dunn, Cox & Orrett, 1982-present
  • Partner, 1985 and Head of Litigation, 1995-2008
  • Appointed Queen’s Counsel, 1994
  • Appeared before Courts in a wide range of jurisdictions in the Caribbean and before the Judicial Committee of the Privy Council
  • President, Jamaican Bar Association, 1995-1999
  • Secretary, Organisation of Commonwealth Caribbean Bar Associations, 1985-1993
  • Former Member of General Legal Council for Jamaica
  • Chairman, Kingston Legal Aid Clinic, 1995-2008
  • Founding Chairman, Legal Aid Council of Jamaica, 1997-2001
  • Chairman, Council of Legal Education, 1998-2005
  • Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators
  • Justice of Appeal, Belize, 2004-2015
  • Justice of Appeal, Jamaica, 2008
  • President of the Court of Appeal, Jamaica, 2016
  • Commonwealth Foundation Fellow, 1991
  • Member of Commonwealth Expert Group on the reform of the law of evidence, 2001
  • Leo Goodwin Memorial Fellow at Nova Southeastern University, Florida 2004
  • Chairman, Continuing Legal Professional Development Committee, Jamaica, 2015-present
  • Appointed Justice of the Court of Appeal, Cayman Islands, 2015
  • Member, Cayman Islands Judicial Education Committee, 2016
Hon. Justice Sir George Newman
  • Born 1941, British
  • B.A. St. Catherine’s College, Cambridge 1961-64
  • Called to the Bar of England and Wales by Middle Temple, 1965
  • Appointed Queen’s Counsel, 1981
  • Appointed Recorder of the Crown Court for England & Wales, 1982
  • Appointed Deputy High Court Judge, 1989
  • Elected a Bencher of the Middle Temple, 1989
  • Treasurer, Middle Temple 2009
  • Practised primarily in London but also in Bermuda, Brunei, Fiji, Hong Kong, Malaysia and Singapore
  • Extensive experience in constitutional and commercial cases
  • Constitutional Adviser to the Governor General of Fiji (1987) and to the President of Fiji (1987-1990)
  • Formerly a Judge of the Queen’s Bench Division of the High Court
  • Formerly non-resident Judge of the Court of Appeal in the Bahamas
  • Appointed as Surveillance Commissioner for England and Wales in January 2010
  • Appointed Justice of the Court of Appeal, Cayman Islands 2013
  • Born 1944, British
  • University education at New College, Oxford and Harvard Law School
  • Called to the Bar of England and Wales, 1970
  • Barrister at 3 Essex Court (now 20 Essex Street) practising principally in commercial law, including shipping, insurance, banking, private and public international law, and arbitration law, 1970-1993
  • Appointed Queen’s Counsel, 1981
  • Chairman of COMBAR, 1992-1993
  • Judge, High Court of England and Wales 1993-2000, sitting predominantly in the Commercial Court (Judge in Charge of the Commercial Court 1998-1999)
  • Lord Justice of the Court of Appeal of England and Wales, 2000-2013
  • Treasurer of the Hon Society of the Inner Temple, 2005
  • Professor of International Commercial Law, Queen Mary, University of London 2013 –
  • Appointed Justice of the Court of Appeal, Cayman Islands, 2013
  • Arbitrator, International Commercial Arbitration, practice primarily in London, but also in Hong Kong and Singapore
  • Trustee of BIICL (British Institute of International and Comparative Law), 2003-2012
  • Chairman, Advisory Council, Centre for Commercial Law Studies, QMUL, 2003-
  • Honorary Fellow of New College, Oxford
  • Honorary Fellow of Queen Mary, University of London
  • President of BILA (British Insurance Law Association), 2007
  • President of the Harvard Law School Association of the UK, 2002-
  • Director, London Philharmonic Orchestra, 1986-2014
  • Visiting Jones Day Professor of Commercial Law, Singapore Management University, 2015

Former

Hon. Justice Elliot D. Mottley QC
  • Born 1939, Barbados;
  • Called to the Bar in England and Wales November 1961;
  • Admitted to the Bar in Barbados as Barrister, 1961;
  • Admitted to practice in the Supreme Court of the West Indies Associated States (practicing in St. Lucia, St. Vincent and the Grenadines, Dominica, British Virgin Islands, Grenada, Montserrat and Anguilla), 1967;
  • Member of Barbados Parliament (for the constituency of the City of Bridgetown for the Barbados Labour Party), 1969 – 1976;
  • Principal Representative of the Government of Barbados in New York, U.S.A. (Designation of Counsel General),1976;
  • Appointed Queen’s Counsel, 1980;
  • Admitted to practice at the Bar in Trinidad & Tobago, 1992;
  • Her Majesty’s Attorney General for the Island of Bermuda; acting as Deputy Governor on several occasions; 1995 – 1998;
  • Appointed non-resident Justice of Appeal of the Court of Appeal, Belize, 1999;
  • Chairman, Disciplinary Committee of the Barbados Bar Association, 1999 – 2000;
  • Appointed non-resident Justice of Appeal of the Court of Appeal Turks & Caicos Islands 2002;
  • Acted as Justice of Appeal of the Court of Appeal of Barbados, 2002;
  • Admitted to practice at the Bar in Antigua and Barbuda, 2003;
  • Appointed President of the Court of Appeal, Belize, 2004;
  • Appointed Justice of the Court Appeal, the Cayman Islands 2005 to present.