Judges

Sir Richard Alan Field

Justice Richard Field Sir Richard Alan Field

Justice Sir Richard Alan Field was appointed as a Judge of the DIFC Courts in January 2015. A British national, he most recently served as Judge in Charge of the Commercial Court in London, which deals with complex cases arising from business disputes, with a particular emphasis on international trade, banking, commodities, and arbitration disputes.

Justice Field was called to the Bar in 1977 and appointed Queen’s Counsel in 1987. He served as a Deputy Judge of the High Court of Justice from 1997 to 2002 and as Justice of the High Court of England & Wales from 2002 to 2014, including as Presiding Judge on the Western Circuit between 2008 and 2012.

He was appointed Visiting Professor in the Faculty of Law of Hong Kong University in September 2014, and a Judge of the Cayman Islands Court of Appeal in November 2014.

Justice Field is a graduate of Bristol University (LLB) and the London School of Economics (LLM with distinction).