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ADGM Courts appoints pioneering female UK judge

Abu Dhabi Global Market Courts hires Dame Elizabeth Gloster, the first woman to be appointed to the UK Commercial Court in 2004

ADGM Courts appoints pioneering female UK judge

Abu Dhabi Global Market Courts (ADGM Courts) has announced the appointment of Dame Elizabeth Gloster, the first woman to be appointed to the UK Commercial Court in 2004.

Effective October 4, Gloster will assume her role as an ADGM Courts judge following the retirement of Lord Saville, state news agency WAM reported.

Ahmed Ali Al Sayegh, chairman of ADGM, said: "As Lord Saville retires from his role, we are delighted to welcome Dame Elizabeth to ADGM Courts. Throughout her impressive global career, Dame Elizabeth has demonstrated a formidable analytical legal mind and has played a pivotal role in transforming the UK commercial legal landscape.

"As we continue to develop Abu Dhabi into a leading global centre for business and finance, we are confident that Dame Elizabeth’s addition to the judiciary of ADGM Courts will be indispensable to our offering and valued customers."

Lord David Hope of Craighead, Chief Justice of ADGM Courts, added: "Dame Elizabeth brings vast commercial and financial experience in the legal sector spanning more than two decades.
"Her thorough knowledge and understanding of English Common Law on which ADGM Courts are based will help ensure that we are able to continue to provide the financial institutions, companies and entities based at ADGM with the highest standards of legal services needed to succeed in today’s global business landscape."

In her previous role in the Commercial Court, Dame Elizabeth was responsible for many important commercial and financial markets cases. More recently, she was appointed to the Court of Appeal and was Vice-President of the Civil Division of the Court.

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