The Hon. Mrs Justice Cockerill DBE
Head of Commercial Courts
Mrs Justice Cockerill was called to the Bar by Lincoln’s Inn in 1990 and appointed Queen’s Counsel in 2011. She practiced at the Commercial Bar from 1991 to 2017, gaining wide experience in international commercial law in a variety of courts and arbitration tribunals. Her specialisms at the Bar included the full range of disputes which arise from shipping and international trading transactions, ship and yacht building cases, insurance and reinsurance claims, conflicts of law and compelled evidence in civil proceedings. She is the author of “Compelled Evidence in Civil Proceedings” (2012 OUP). Mrs Justice Cockerill was appointed as a Deputy High Court Judge in 2015 (Administrative and Commercial Courts) and as a High Court Judge in November 2017. She is assigned to the Queen’s Bench Division and is ticketed to sit in the Commercial Court, Technology and Construction Court and Administrative Court as well as the QB General list. She was appointed Judge in Charge of the Commercial Court in August 2020.