The Rt Hon Lord Justice Peter Gross has enjoyed an eminent legal career spanning over 40 years and joined Twenty Essex as a full-time arbitrator in October 2019.
He was appointed Lead Judge for International Relations in January 2018. He has undertaken many judicial visits abroad, including Jamaica, Guyana, Kazakhstan, Pakistan, Bahrain, Qatar, Iraq, Argentina, USA, Jordan, Brunei, Singapore and Uzbekistan since 2003.
Lord Justice Gross was appointed to the Court of Appeal in 2010 and was appointed Deputy Senior Presiding Judge for England and Wales in October 2011, thereafter becoming Senior Presiding Judge for England and Wales from January 2013 to December 2015. He chaired the City University Institute of Law Advisory Board (2003-2005) and was Master of Moots of Gray’s Inn (2004-2006). He is a Master of the Bench at Gray’s Inn and was an elected member of the Management Committee (2016-2018), serving as Chairman of the Management Committee for 2018.
Appointed a Judge of the Queen’s Bench Division in 2001, he was designated a Judge of the Commercial Court in 2002 and was Judge in Charge of the Commercial Court from 2009 to 2010. Lord Justice Gross was a Presiding Judge of the South-Eastern Circuit (2005 – 2008). He was designated a Judge of the Special Immigration Appeals Commission in 2009 and was Chairman of the Standing Committee on Judicial Security (2009 – 2011).
Lord Justice Gross sat as a Recorder from 1995 until 2001 and chaired the London Common Law & Commercial Bar Association from 1995 until 1997. He also chaired the Bar Education & Training Committee (1998 – 2000) and the Bar International Relations Committee (2001).