Sir Stephen Silber

Sir Stephen Silber

Call: 1968 | Silk: 1987

Practice Overview

Sir Stephen Silber was a practitioner at what are now 3 Verulam Buildings for 25 years, dealing predominantly with general commercial matters. He later became a High Court Judge in the Queen's Bench Division, a position he held for almost 15 years. He is available to sit as both as a Mediator and as an Arbitrator.

2014-present Sitting as a Mediator (Accredited by CEDR and London School of Mediation), Part-time Judge sitting in the High Court and in the Court of Appeal (Criminal Division) and chairing very senior Tribunals.

  • Vice-President of the Security Vetting Appeal Panel.
  • Member of Special Immigration Appeal Commission (SIAC).
  • Member of the Investment Committee of Vannin Capital.
  • Chairman of the Travel Lawyers Association.
  • Treasurer Gray’s Inn in 2014.

1999 – 2014 Judge of the High Court (Queen’s Bench Division), the Employment Appeal Tribunal, the Chancery Division, Court of Appeal (Criminal Division) and occasionally in its Civil Division and also presided over Disciplinary Panels concerning Barristers and Judges.

1994 -1999 Law Commissioner for England and Wales dealing with issues such as corruption, and also sat as a Deputy High Court judge and Recorder of the Crown Court.

1987-Appointed Queen’s Counsel and Recorder of the Crown Court.

1969-1994 In practice in what are now 3, Verulam Buildings, Gray’s Inn.

1968- Called to the Bar.

  • More than 14 years experience dealing with many types of claims arising out of business, commerce and trade and challenges to decisions of Government Department and including dealing with:
  • Commercial disputes of many kinds, including sale of good, banking and procurement cases;
  • Professional negligence claims against solicitors, accountants and doctors;
  • Disputes between employers and employees;
  • Disciplinary disputes concerning many professional entities;
  • Detention of terrorists, such as claims by the Guantanamo claimants and challenges to control orders and TPIMS;
  • Regulatory matters and
  • Real property issues.
  • Accredited by CEDR and London School of Mediation.
  • His recent contribution in a recent mediation, was such that the very experienced lawyers of each of the participants wrote to Stephen Silber that they were “very grateful for your help in getting us to” a satisfactory settlement and “we greatly appreciated your positive and cheerful guidance of the mediation and your very wise suggestion…’
Winner: UK Bar Awards 2023
The Lawyer Awards 2022: Chambers of the Year