David Barniville was appointed a judge of the High Court of Ireland in December 2017. He is currently the judge in charge of the Commercial Division of that Court.
Prior to taking up that position he was the judge in charge of the Strategic Infrastructure Development list in the High court. He is also designated as the Arbitration Judge to hear all arbitration related matters in the High Court.
In July 2018 he was appointed as a member of Ireland’s National Group on the Permanent Court of Arbitration in The Hague. In December 2019, he was appointed as a member of the Board of Trustees of the Academy of European Law (ERA).
He is a Bencher of King’s Inns in Dublin and of Middle Temple in London and is a Governor and member of the Board of the National Maternity Hospital.
Prior to his appointment to the High Court, David was in practice at the Irish Bar and was Chairman of the General Council of the Bar of Ireland (2014-2016).
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