David Foxton became one of the judges of the Commercial Court in 2020.
He is authorised to sit in cases in the Financial List and the Competition Appeal Tribunal. He also sits in the Administrative Court and other King’s Bench work, including crime.
Mr Justice Foxton studied law at Oxford University and King’s College, London. He was called to the Bar by Gray’s Inn in 1989.
He practised as a barrister at Essex Court Chambers from 1989 to 2020, acting in a broad range of commercial disputes, and also accepted appointments as an arbitrator.
He was appointed a Recorder in 2009, and a Deputy High Court Judge in the Commercial Court and the Chancery Division in 2017. In 2020, he was appointed as a High Court Judge assigned to the Queen’s Bench Division (now King’s Bench Division) and nominated to sit as a Judge of the Commercial Court.
In July 2022, Mr Justice Foxton was appointed Judge in Charge of the Commercial Court. The appointment is from 1 August 2022 to 31 July 2024.
Mr Justice Foxton is one of the editors of Scrutton on Charterparties and Bills of Lading.