The Honourable
John Gilmour QC


Arbitrator | Mediator | Expert Evaluations
Justice of the Federal Court of Australia, 2006–March 2018

Level 36, Exchange Tower
2 The Esplanade
Perth WA 6000

T    +61 8 9460 5297

M   +61 408 093 456




Born, educated and initially practised law in Scotland. Migrated to Western Australia in 1975. Called to the Western Australian Bar in 1989. Took silk in Western Australia in 1994, and in Victoria in 1996. Dual citizen of Australia and the UK.

Briefed almost exclusively in commercial cases in the Supreme Courts of Western Australia and Victoria, the Federal Court of Australia and the High Court of Australia.  Extensive experience of disputes, including arbitration, in the mining and resources sector.

Justice of the Federal Court of Australia from 2006 to March 2018.  Delivered almost 600 judgments spanning the full body of the Court’s work, including important judgments in commercial law, company law and trade practices.

Arbitrator | Mediator | Expert Evaluations: Will take appointments in both domestic and international Arbitrations and Mediations and to conduct Expert Neutral Evaluations in commercial disputes.

Hong Kong International Arbitration Centre, Panel Member.
Singapore International Arbitration Centre, Panel Member.

Summary of Expertise (click here)

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