John Gilmour has had an extensive commercial litigation and arbitration practice for about 30 years, as well as having been a Judge of the Federal Court of Australia for 11 years.
He was educated in Scotland and practiced as a commercial litigation solicitor in an Edinburgh Law Firm before migrating to Australia in 1975. He practiced as a Solicitor and Barrister in Perth until 1989 when he joined Francis Burt Chambers. He took Silk in Western Australia in 1994 and in Victoria in 1996.
He has been briefed almost exclusively in commercial cases in the Superior Courts in Western Australia and Victoria.
As a Judge of the Federal Court, from 2006 to early 2018, he delivered almost 600 judgments spanning the full body of the Court’s work, including important judgments in commercial law, company law and trade practices.
He accepts briefs as Senior Counsel in Commercial Litigation matters as well as in Arbitrations.
He will also take appointments as an Arbitrator, Mediator and as an Expert in Neutral Evaluations.
He is a Panel Member of the Hong Kong International Arbitration Centre and of the Singapore International Arbitration Centre.