Sir Bernard RixFormer Lord Justice of Appeal at UK Court of Appeal
Sir Bernard Rix retired in 2013 from the Court of Appeal after twenty years as first a High Court Judge and then a Lord Justice of Appeal. He now practises as an arbitrator and accredited mediator. Since his retirement, he has been appointed to positions as a member of the Cayman Islands Court of Appeal and of the Singapore International Commercial Court and as a Professor of International Commercial Law at Queen Mary, University of London.
He was educated at New College Oxford, of which he is an honorary fellow, and at Harvard Law School, where he was a Kennedy Scholar. He is a past President of the Harvard Law School Alumni Association of the UK.
He has lectured abroad or spoken at international conferences or debates in St Petersburg, Moscow, Paris, Doha, Oslo, Florence, Padua, Venice, New York, Washington, Singapore, Hong Kong, Barcelona, Malmo, Jerusalem, Tokyo, and Warsaw, as well as in London.
Other positions held have been or are: Treasurer of the Inner Temple, Chairman of Coexist House, President of the British Insurance Law Association, Trustee and honorary fellow of the British Institute of International and Comparative Law, Chairman of the Advisory Council of the Centre for Commercial Law Studies at Queen Mary, University of London, Chairman of the Razumovsky Trust, and a director of the London Philharmonic Orchestra.