His Honour David Gilliland QC

His Honour David Gilliland QC


36 Young Street, Manchester, M3 3FT
DX: 718188 MCH 3
Direct Dial: 0161 832 9082


5 Park Square, Leeds, LS1 2NE
Direct Dial: 0113 242 1123


Embassy House, 60 Church Street,
Birmingham, B3 2DJ
Direct Dial: 0121 200 3570

Clerked by:
Gary Young

Year of Call: 1964
Year of Silk: 1984



  • Arbitration & Adjudication


His Honour David Gilliland QC was a Senior Circuit Judge and Judge of the Technology & Construction Court from 2000 to 2007.  He brings with him a wealth of experience in all areas of Construction Law and related areas along with an extensive background in Chancery & Commercial work.

His practice in chambers is exclusively as an Arbitrator and Adjudicator

Significant cases tried:

CWS v Saunders & Taylor Ltd.

Copeland Borough Council v Hayton Builders Ltd.

Rackline v National Library of Wales.

McLean Homes North West and Cheshire Ltd. v Cooper, Mallalue and Netlon Ltd.

QPS Contracts Ltd. v  Kruger tissue (Manufacturing) Ltd.

Granville Technology Group v Colbert and others.

Salcon Invent v Balfour Beatty Contracts Ltd.

Mowlem PLC v PHI Group Ltd.

Shawton Engineering Ltd. v DGP International Ltd.

K Limited v National Westminster Bank Plc.

Tyco Fire and Integrated Solutions (UK)Ltd. v Rolls Royce Cars Ltd. 

Bal 1996 Ltd. v British Alcan Aluminium Ltd.

Adjudication Decisions:

Numerous decisions on adjudications including Millers Specialist Joinery v Nobles Contracts,
 MJ Gleeson Group v Devonshire Green Holdings, Fence Gate v James R. Knowles ltd.

Career & Education:

University:                                  University of Belfast

Degree:                                      LLB 1st Class Honours

University:                                  University of Belfast

Year of Call:                               1964 - Gray's Inn

QC:                                            1984

Recorder:                                   1988

Head of Chambers:                    1990 - 1992
 Appointed Circuit Judge &

Official Referee:                         1992

Appointed Senior Circuit            1992
 Judge  2000 of the TCC:

Other Career Details:                 Lecturer in Law at Manchester University until 1972

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