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International Arbitration



Sir Edwin Frank Jowitt

Date of Birth

1 October 1929


LLB London University (L.S.E.) 1950.

Inn and Call

1951 Middle Temple

Practised on the Midland (later Midland and Oxford) Circuit throughout my time at the Bar.

Mixed practice of crime, civil (most of which was PI) and limited family.



Areas of Practice

Crime and civil (mainly PI), though more crime than civil, some planning work.

Beginning in 1966 I sat as a Deputy and Assistant Recorder at Quarter Sessions and as Deputy Chairman of Rutland and Derbyshire Quarter Sessions prior to the coming into force of the Courts Act 1971. Thereafter I was a Recorder of the Crown Court and sat from time to time as a Deputy High Court Judge, Queen’s Bench (mainly P.I).

Circuit Judge 1980 sitting in the Crown Court (mainly) and the County Court.

1987-1988 a Senior Circuit Judge and Honorary Recorder of Birmingham sitting mainly in the Crown Court but also sat regularly in the High Court, Queen’s Bench.

1988-2000 a High Court Judge, Queen’s Bench. Did the mixed work of a Queen’s Bench Judge though less civil work after I was put on the list of nominated Judges who try judicial review cases.

Presiding Judge on the Midland Oxford Circuit 1996-1999.

Post retirement (June 2000) authorised to sit as a Deputy High Court Judge in the High Court, Court of Appeal (Civil and Criminal Divisions) and Crown Court.


Married in 1959. Five Children.

My interests are reading, listening to music, cycling and fell walking. I can turn my hand to practical things.



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