Mr Justice Waksman

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David Waksman became a judge of the Commercial Court and the Technology and Construction Court in 2018.

He is authorised to sit in the Competition Appeal Tribunal, the Commercial Court, the Technology and Construction Court and the Administrative Court. He is the Judge in Charge of the Technology and Construction Court. He is also a designated judge of the Planning Court.

Mr Justice Waksman was educated at the Royal Grammar School, Newcastle, before reading Law at Manchester University. He then took the postgraduate degree of BCL at St Catherine’s College, Oxford. He was called to the Bar by Middle Temple in 1982 and practised in commercial law from Fountain Court Chambers.

He became a QC (now KC) in 2002. He was appointed a Recorder in 2002 and then a Deputy High Court Judge in 2005. In 2007 he became a Specialist Senior Circuit Judge in Manchester. In 2015 he became the Judge in Charge of the London Circuit Commercial Court. He was appointed as a High Court Judge in 2018, when he was assigned to the Queen’s Bench Division (now King’s Bench Division).

He is a former Course Director of the Judicial College for training in Specialist Jurisdictions. He has also been involved in a number of recent procedural reforms including concurrent expert evidence, costs management and witness statements.