Following his recent retirement from the High Court Bench , Sir Jeremy Cooke is returning to 7KBW as a full time arbitrator and mediator from 3rd May 2016.
Sir Jeremy was in practice as a barrister and QC at 7 KBW from 1977 until his appointment in 2001 as a High Court Judge in the Queen’s Bench Division, assigned to the Commercial Court.
At the Bar, Sir Jeremy specialised in all areas of commercial law, largely in the areas of Shipping, Insurance (Marine and non Marine), Reinsurance, Professional Negligence, Banking, International Sale of Goods and Energy (oil, gas and electricity disputes). As a Judge, Sir Jeremy delivered a wide range of judgments in the Commercial Court. As the records show, his tenure on the Bench was distinguished by the fact that, compared with his fellow judges, his judgments were more often upheld by the Court of Appeal and ultimately also in the Supreme Court than any other judge. He was renowned for the speed in which he produced his judgments, for his informal and down to earth approach, and for the firm but fair and polite efficiency with which he conducted trials. He notably presided over the criminal court trial of the first trader to be convicted for attempting to fix LIBOR.
He is a Justice of the Dubai International Financial Court and now accepts appointments as an arbitrator and mediator.
Head of Chambers, Mr. Gavin Kealey QC says, “ We are delighted that Sir Jeremy is returning to 7KBW. We have no doubt that he will be a star appointment as arbitrator and mediator, and will acquire an enormously successful practice from the start.”