Judges

Justice Sir David Steel

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Justice Sir David Steel

Justice Sir David Steel was appointed as a Judge of the DIFC Courts in 2011. Prior to this, Justice David Steel served as a Judge of the High Courts on the Queen’s Bench Division from 1998 onwards. Justice  David Steel was appointed as Judge of the Commercial Court and an Admiralty Judge from 1998 onwards. He also served as a Judge in charge of the Commercial Court in the High Court of London from 2006 to 2008 having been the presiding Judge of the Western Circuit from 2002 to 2006. In 1981, he had been appointed as Queen’s Counsel and from then on served as a member on the Panel of Lloyd’s Salvage Arbitrators. He is now the Appeal Arbitrator.  He had earlier been  a Wreck Commissioner for England and Wales until 1998. Sir David Steel also was a member of the Lord Chancellor’s Advisory Committee on Legal Education and Conduct from 1991 to 1997. More recently, Sir David Steel chaired the European  Commercial Judges Forum.