President The Rt. Hon. The Lord Phillips of Worth Matravers (English)
Lord Phillips was appointed to the Queen’s Bench Division of the High Court in England and Wales in 1987, as Lord Justice of Appeal in 1995 and a Lord of Appeal in Ordinary in 1999. Between 2000 and 2005 he held the position of Master of the Rolls before being appointed as Lord Chief Justice of England and Wales, a post he held until 2008. Between 2008 and 2009 he was the Senior Lord of Appeal in Ordinary until he became the first President of the Supreme Court of the United Kingdom on the 1st October 2009, a position he held until he retired in October 2012.
Lord Phillips was made a Knight Companion of the Order of the Garter on 23 April 2011 by Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II. He is a Liveryman of the Worshipful Company of Drapers and of the Worshipful Company of Shipwrights, and an honorary fellow of the Society of Advanced Legal Studies and University College London. He has received honorary degrees of Doctor of Laws (LL.D) from the Universities of Exeter (1998), Birmingham (2003) and London (2004) and the International Institute of Maritime Law, and of Doctor of Civil Law (D.CL) from City University, London (2003). He is also the current Chancellor at Bournemouth University.
In addition, Lord Phillips holds the posts of President, British Maritime Law Association; Chairman, European Maritime Law Organisation; Patron, International Association of Arbitrators, Patron, Bingham Foundation, and Visiting Professor at the Dixon Poon School of Law, King's College, London.
Justice Dr. Hassan Al-Sayed (Qatari)
Justice The Rt.
Hon. Sir Peter Gibson (English)
Justice The Rt.
Hon. The Lord Cullen of Whitekirk KT (Scottish)
He was Chairman of the UK Medical Appeal Tribunals from 1977 until his
appointment as a Judge in Scotland in 1986. He was appointed a Senator of the
College of Justice, a Judge of the High Court of Justiciary and Court of Session
in Scotland. He conducted a number of high profile inquiries, including from
1988 to 1990 into the Piper Alpha disaster, in 1996 into the shootings at
Dunblane Primary School, and in 1999 into the Ladbroke Grove Rail Inquiry. He
was Lord Justice Clerk and President of the Second Division of the Inner House
in Scotland from 1997 to 2001, when he was appointed Lord Justice General and
Lord President of the Court of Session.
In March 2002, he led the tribunal at the Scottish Court in the Netherlands
which heard the failed appeal of Abdelbaset al-Megrahi against his conviction
for the 1988 Lockerbie bombing of Pan Am Flight 103. He was a Lord of Appeal in
the UK House of Lords from 2003-2008, President of the Saltire Society from
2005, replacing The Rt. Hon. The Lord Sutherland of Houndwood, K.T., and in 2009
he was appointed Chancellor of the University of Abertay Dundee.
Dohmann QC (German)
She held judicial posts in England and Wales including as a Recorder from
1990-1994, and as a Deputy High Court Judge from 1994-2002 in the Commercial
Court, Queen's Bench and Chancery Division. She acts as an Arbitrator (including
at the International Chamber of Commerce in Paris, France) and as a CEDR
accredited Mediator in commercial disputes.
She is a leading barrister in the UK specializing in banking and finance,
commercial litigation, financial services and insurance law, and was Chairman of
the Commercial Bar Association from 1999-2001. She appears regularly in the High
Court and appellate courts, in arbitrations as well as Regulatory and
Disciplinary Tribunals and has extensive experience of large commercial disputes
in many jurisdictions, including Bermuda, Gibraltar, Singapore, Brunei, Grand
Cayman, The British Virgin Islands and the Bahamas. She has given expert
evidence on English law to courts in the USA, Ireland, France, Germany and
Justice The Rt.
Hon. The Lord Scott of Foscote (English)
Rajah SC (Indian Singaporean)
He was the President of the Law Society of Singapore from 1990-1992 and held the
position of Judicial Commissioner of the High Court of Singapore from 1995-1997.
He was appointed a Senior Counsel in 1998. He is on the panel of Accredited
Arbitrators at the Singapore International Arbitration Centre (SIAC) and was
appointed Chairman of Maxwell Chambers in 2008, a position he held until his
appointment to the Board of SIAC in 2010. In 2011 he became the first Singapore
appointed member of the Commonwealth Secretariat’s Arbitral Tribunal, a post he
will hold until 2015.
He is Senior Partner of the dispute resolution team at the law firm Tan
Rajah and Cheah, based in Singapore, where he has developed a distinguished
practice in both litigation and arbitration, particularly in substantial
commercial disputes, property-related matters and insolvency. He was admitted to
the Singapore Bar in 1972, and was called to the Bar in England and Wales by
Middle Temple, London.
Justice Sir Bruce Robertson (New
He was appointed a Judge of the High Court in Auckland, New Zealand, in 1987,
and was Executive Judge and a Judge of the Commercial List. He was a divisional
member of the Court of Appeal from 1996 and was appointed a full-time member
from 2005. He was President of the Law Commission from 2001-2005. He was
formerly Acting Chief High Court Judge and Acting Chief Justice as the senior
puisne Judge. He took early retirement in 2010 and continues to sit in various
Pacific jurisdictions, holding a number of statutory and advisory roles.
He was Chairman to the Search and Search Warrants Committee which published its
final report in 1988. From 2001-2005 he was President of the New Zealand Law
Commission. He has been involved in professional training and advocacy and was
President of the Legal Research Foundation. He has held various community posts
within New Zealand and has written extensively, particularly in criminal law and
law reform. He is one of a few New Zealand members of the American Law
Institute, in 1995 he was an Inns of Court Fellow in London and in 1998 he was a
visitor at Emmanuel College, University of Cambridge.
Justice Frances Kirkham
Frances Kirkham was appointed to the QICDRC in 2013. Previously, Frances was a senior circuit judge, the designated Technology & Construction Court (TCC) judge in Birmingham, England. The majority of work undertaken was in the High Court, and Frances was responsible for all TCC work that both initiated and transferred to Birmingham. Prior to this, Frances was partner at three national solicitors' practices in Birmingham. Between 2006 and 2011 she acted as Commissioner at the Judicial Appointments Commission, during which time she spoke at several meetings of the Irish, Franco-British Judicial Co-operation Committee. Frances spent a period at the Palais de Justice in Paris, where she observed the work of the French courts, specifically with regard to construction and engineering disputes.
Frances regularly acts as an arbitrator, adjudicator, and mediator, and completed her TCC judicial mediation training in 2010. Frances has worked as a deputy High Court judge in the Mercantile, Chancery and Administrative Courts, and has also undertaken general Queen’s Bench Division work. Frances has received numerous awards, including the Birmingham Law Society’s Lifetime Achievement Award and the Clare Edwards Memorial Award, recognising her extensive contribution to the practice of construction law. Notably, Frances was founder committee member and first secretary of the United Kingdom Association of Women Judges.
SUPPLEMENTARY JUDGES OF THE QATAR INTERNATIONAL COURT
Justice Rt. Hon.
Sir Philip Otton (English)
Justice Rt. Hon. Sir Thomas Scott Baker
David Edward (Scottish)
He was appointed a Judge of the newly-created European Court of First Instance
in 1989 and as a Judge of the Court of Justice of the European Communities in
1992. He is currently an Associate Judge in Scotland’s Inner House of the Court
of Session (Scotland’s court of appeal for civil, commercial and administrative
He has held numerous distinguished academic posts including an honorary
Professor of the University of Edinburgh, Fellow of the Royal Society of
Edinburgh, honorary Fellow of University College at the University of Oxford,
and honorary Bencher of Gray’s Inn, London. He was awarded honorary degrees and
serves on committees at universities in Scotland, England and Germany. He is
Chairman of the Carnegie Trust for the Universities of Scotland, President of
the Franco-Scottish Society, Vice-President of the British Institute for
International and Comparative Law, Vice-President of the UK Association for
European Law, Vice-President of the International Association of Business and
Parliament, and a Trustee of the Industry and Parliament Trust. He is a Trustee
of the European Academy of European Law in Trier, Germany.
Peter Cresswell (English)
He was a Judge of the High Court, Queen’s Bench Division, and the Commercial and Admiralty
Courts in England and Wales from 1991-2007. He was responsible, as judge in
charge of the Commercial Court from 1993-1994, for the first Practice Direction
which encouraged litigants to consider mediation as an alternative to expensive
and time consuming litigation. He was Judge in charge of the Lloyd’s Litigation
from 1993-1996, the largest piece of civil litigation in the UK. He retired in
2008 at a relatively young age to pursue his interests in mediation and
Since retiring he has sat as a Deputy High Court Judge in London and as an additional Judge of
the Grand Court of the Cayman Islands. He has extensive experience in dealing
with commercial claims including in particular claims relating to: insurance and
re-insurance; banking and financial services; shipping and the construction of
ships; the exploitation of oil and gas reserves and other natural resources; the
carriage of goods; export and import of goods; arbitration; international
disputes between states; business contracts; the operation of markets and
exchanges; the purchase and sale of commodities; major construction
projects/domestic and international; business agency; and disputes concerning