The Rt Hon Dame Elizabeth Gloster > Chambers of Lord Grabiner KC > London, England > Lawyer Profile

Chambers of Lord Grabiner KC
One Essex Court
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International commercial arbitrator, 2018 – date; acting as presiding and co-arbitrator in a wide range of international arbitrations, including: insurance/reinsurance, banking, oil and gas, energy, telecoms, shipping, construction, mining and infrastructure, joint venture, financial services, investment and investment treaty disputes; provider of expert legal advisory services in English law.


Called to the Bar, March 1971; QC 1989; practised as a Commercial and Chancery QC at One Essex Court from 1991 – 2004; (part time) member of the Courts of Appeal of Jersey and Guernsey, 1993 – 2004;  High Court Judge, Queen’s Bench Division 2004-2013; first woman to be appointed a judge of the Commercial Court; Judge in Charge of the Commercial Court 2010-2012; Court of Appeal Justice 2013-2018; Vice-President of the Court of Appeal, Civil Division, 2016-2018; international commercial arbitrator, 2018 – date; Judge of the Abu Dhabi Global Market Courts (2018-date) and a Justice of the Court of Appeal of Bermuda (2018-date) (both part time appointments).


English, French (conversational).


Treasurer of the Honourable Society of the Inner Temple for 2018 and Bencher since 1992; Honorary Fellow of Girton College, Cambridge and Harris Manchester, Oxford; Patron of the London Branch of the CIArb and a Freeman of the Worshipful Company of Arbitrators; member of JUSTICE; member of the Insolvency Lawyers Association.


BA Hons. Cantab, Girton College, Cambridge 1967-1970

Lawyer Rankings

London Bar > International arbitration: arbitrators

(Leading arbitrators)Ranked: Tier 1

Dame Elizabeth GlosterOne Essex CourtA distinguished arbitrator.

One Essex Court is considered ‘one of the best sets in international arbitration‘ and commended for its ‘very significant number of excellent arbitrators‘. The set stands out for its members’ diverse range of tribunal expertise, from major commercial and investment treaty arbitrations through to more specialised areas such as construction and insurance. This is amplified by the broad spread of arbitrators on offer, including esteemed former judges such as Lord Neuberger and Dame Elizabeth Gloster. Other leading full time arbitrators include Christopher Style KC, Ian Glick KC, Peter Leaver KC and Andrew Foyle .