The Hon John Gilmour QC

Name: The Hon John Gilmour QC

Qualifications: LLB

Title: Barrister, Arbitrator,Mediator and Expert; Former Justice of the Federal Court of Australia

Organisation: Quayside Chambers

State: WA

Immediation Practice Area: Mediation, Arbitration, Expert Determination


I have had extensive commercial litigation and  arbitration practice for about 30 years, as well as having been a Judge of  the Federal Court of Australia for 11 years.   I act as an Arbitrator, Mediator and as an Expert in Neutral  Evaluations. I am one of seven practitioners listed as Leading Western  Australian Mediators in the 2019 Doyle’s Guide.

I was educated in Scotland and practiced as a  commercial litigation solicitor in an Edinburgh Law Firm before migrating to  Australia in 1975. As a Judge of the Federal Court, from 2006 to early 2018,  I delivered almost 600 judgments spanning the full body of the Court’s work,  including important judgments in commercial law, company law and trade practices.

Chair of Trustees Great Southern Grammar  School

Board Member The King’s College

Member The Weld Club

Member Arbitration Panel Singapore  International Arbitration Centre

Member Arbitration Panel Hong Kong  International Arbitration Centre

Member Legal Practice Board Western Australia

Member West Australian Bar Association

Member Victorian Bar Association

Personal Comment

I joined the Immediation Panel because I  believe it meets a particular need in the market for faster and less  expensive  dispute resolution.

Immediation Area(s) of Expertise

Corporate and Commercial (Contracts, Joint  ventures, ACCC, Directors’ duties, Partnership, Misleading and deceptive  conduct), Property, construction, environment, oil, gas and mining (Building  and construction, Property, oil gas and mining)