Peter Cresswell (judge)

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Sir Peter John Cresswell, DL (born 24 April 1944) is an English former High Court judge.[1] who is currently a judge of the Qatar International Court and Dispute Resolution Centre.[2]

Cresswell was educated at St John's School, Leatherhead before studying law at Queens' College, Cambridge from 1962 to 1965, gaining an MA and LLB.[3] He was then called to the bar at Gray's Inn in 1966.[4] Cresswell was appointed Queens Counsel in 1983[4] before being appointed a High Court Judge in 1991 where he was assigned to the Queens' Bench Division.[1] From 1993-94 he was the judge in charge of the commercial court.[4] Between 1993 and 1996 Creswell presided over the Lloyds litigation, the largest piece of civil litigation in the UK.[2]

Cresswell retired from the High Court in 2008[1] and since 2009 has been a judge of the Grand Court of the Cayman Islands.[5][5]

In November 2014 he was made a Companion of The Academy of Experts.[6]

He is a Deputy Lieutenant of Hampshire and a Bencher of Gray's Inn.


  1. ^ a b c "Senior Judiciary". Judiciary of England and Wales. Retrieved 2014-01-02.
  2. ^ a b "Biographies of the Justices". Qatar International Court. Retrieved 2014-01-02.
  3. ^ "Burke's Peerage - The Official Website". Retrieved 18 August 2016.
  4. ^ a b c "Sir Peter Cresswell". 3 Verulam Buildings.
  5. ^ a b "Sir Peter Cresswell, DL". Cayman Islands Judicial and Legal Information Website.
  6. ^ "Contributions to the Expert Witness & Legal Professions Recognised - The Academy of Experts". Retrieved 18 August 2016.
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