Neil Calver QC has been appointed as a Justice of the High Court, with effect from 1 October 2020. The appointment was made by the Queen on the recommendation of the Lord Chancellor, following a competition run by the Judicial Appointments Commission. The Lord Chief Justice will assign him to the Queen’s Bench Division. He will be referred to as the Honourable Mr Justice Calver.
Neil was called to the Bar in 1987, joined Brick Court Chambers in 1994 and took silk in 2006. He was appointed a Recorder in 2009. He was also called as a barrister to the Eastern Caribbean Supreme Court (British Virgin Islands) and also to the Supreme Court of Gibraltar.
Neil specialised in all types of commercial litigation and arbitrations, as well as public and EU law. He won Legal Week’s Advocate of the Year Award for 2019, and in the same year was also nominated as Chambers & Partners’ Commercial Litigation QC of the Year. He will cease to practise with effect from 1 October.
The announcement of the recent high court appointments is here.