Sir Roger Buckley

Year of Call: 1962 Silk: 1979

Clerk: Kate Trott

Sir Roger Buckley

Year of Call: 1962 Silk: 1979

Clerk: Kate Trott


Sir Roger Buckley sits as an arbitrator and mediator. He is a former High Court Judge (1989 to 2004), where he sat at various times as Judge in Charge of the Lists, Judge of the Employment Appeals Tribunal and Chairman of the Restrictive Trade Practices Court.

Sir Roger was also the longstanding Chairman of the Appeal Board for the Horseracing Regulatory Authority until 2014.

practice areas

Important Cases

  • R v Panel on Take Overs and Mergers, ex parte Guinness (Administrative Law)
  • Allied Arab Bank Ltd v Hajjar (Mareva)
  • "The Lips" President of India v Lips Maritime (Court of Appeal) (Shipping)
  • Barnet v Crozier (Court of Appeal) (Libel)
  • Khashoggi v IPC (Court of Appeal (Libel)
  • Food Corp of India -v- Antclizo Shipping ("THE ANTCLIZO") (Court of Appeal)
  • Banque de l'indochure et de suez v J.H. Rayner (Court of Appeal) (Banking)
  • Lonhro v Shell (House of Lords) (Conspiracy)
  • NWL Ltd v Woods (House of Lords) (International Trade)
  • "The Michael" (Court of Appeal) (Shipping/scuttling)
  • Babco v Buchanan (House of Lords) (Carriage of goods by road)
  • Eram v Merzario (Contract)


Sir Roger Buckley accepts appointments as a mediator.


Sir Roger Buckley accepts appointments as an arbitrator.

Career & Qualifications


Manchester University LLB (Hons)


  • Called to the Bar (Middle Temple) 1962
  • Harmsworth Scholar
  • Brick Court Chambers 1974-89
  • Queen's Counsel 1979
  • Bencher Middle Temple 1987
  • Judge of the High Court of Justice Queens Bench Division 1989 -2004
  • Judge of the Employment Appeal Tribunal 1994-2004
  • President of the Restrictive Practices Court 1994-2002
  • Judge in charge of the Queen's Bench Non-Jury List 1998-2004

Further Information

Judicial Panel City Disputes Panel 2005

Chairman Horseracing Regulatory Authority Appeal Board 2005-14

Judge of High Court of Justice, retired 2004

Member of the Investment Advisory Panel of Woodsford Litigation Funding.

Experience as a judge included a wide range of civil cases in the areas of:

  • Adminstrative Law
  • Banking
  • Contract - sale of goods, commodoties (and dealing), insurance, carriage and general contract
  • Employment
  • Environmental Law
  • Media
  • Professional Negligence
  • Restrictive Practices

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