Fountain Court Chambers

London & Singapore

Gordon LangleyCall Date: 1966 | Silk Date: 1983

Sir Gordon Langley was called to the Bar in 1966 and practiced for 29 years, being appointed as Queen’s Counsel in 1983. In 1995 he became a High Court Judge, both as a Judge sitting in the Commercial Court and at the Bar his practice has been focused on Commercial litigation.

The disputes regularly involved parties from other jurisdictions and the application of “foreign” law; he has been the judge in a number of high profile cases such as the Film Finance litigation and the claims by Equitable Life against its former auditors and directors.

Described by The Lawyer in 2006 as one of the five stars of the High Court Bench and in 2007 and as one of three ‘stand out’ Judges.

“When you need an arbitrator, he is an excellent first port of call for any English law dispute.” Chambers UK

“A very pleasant individual who is quick-witted and gets to the crux of the matter quickly.” Chambers UK

“He has great presence and command of the papers, and he is highly numerate.” Chambers UK

Since retiring as a Judge Sir Gordon Langley sits as a Neutral Evaluator and as Arbitrator; both party-appointed and as Chairman under the rules of the ICC, LCIA, SIAC and on an adhoc basis. The disputes cover a wide range of areas including commercial contracts, insurance and reinsurance, shipping, energy, media, sport and joint ventures.

Areas of Expertise

  • International arbitration


  • Westminster School
  • Balliol College, Oxford (MA; BCL)