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The Hon Mr Justice Picken

Full Title: The Hon Mr Justice Picken
Category: Ordinary Bencher
Bench Call Date: 20.10.2015
Call Date: 27.7.1989

Simon Picken read law at Cardiff University and Cambridge University where he obtained a Starred First Class in the LLM. His practice was in commercial law, with a particular emphasis on insurance and reinsurance, oil and gas, professional negligence and shipping.

He is co-author of the leading book, ‘Good Faith and Insurance Contracts’ (3rd Ed., 2010). He was appointed a QC in 2006. He became a Deputy High Court Judge in 2010. Simon was the Commercial Law QC to the Welsh Government from 2009 to 2015. He was also the QC Church Commissioner (appointed by the Archbishops of Canterbury and York) between 2013 and 2015. He was appointed a High Court Judge in the Queen’s Bench Division in June 2015.