HH David Griffith-Jones KC

Year of Call: 1975 Silk: 2000

HH David Griffith-Jones

Year of Call: 1975 Silk: 2000

HH David Griffith-Jones

Year of Call: 1975 Silk: 2000

HH David Griffith-Jones

HH David Griffith-Jones

Year of Call: 1975 Silk: 2000

His Honour David Griffith-Jones QC rejoins Devereux in 2022 as part of the Arbitration and Mediation Team, following an extensive judicial career.

He is available to accept UK and international appointments as both an arbitrator and mediator in matters involving employment, industrial relations or sports law. He is also able to conduct investigations within organisations, either independently or acting as part of a team.

David first joined Devereux Chambers in 1977. He had a significant practice, specializing in employment and industrial relations disputes and sports law.  A list of his most notable cases can be provided on request.  David was appointed as an Assistant Recorder in 1992 and a Recorder in 1997. In 2007 he was appointed as a Circuit Judge and was Resident Judge at Maidstone Crown Court from 2018-2022.

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    David’s experience in arbitrations means that he is well placed to sit as an arbitrator in domestic and international matters. He has been on the CIArb Panel of Sports Arbitrators and was appointed as an ACAS arbitrator in 2007. Before becoming a Circuit Judge he was a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators.

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    With his wide-ranging experience at the Bar and as a Judge, David is well-placed to conduct internal investigations in seeking to resolve disputes outside the formal court or tribunal structure.


2021 – Part time member of Court of Appeal (Criminal Division)

2018-2022 - Resident Judge and Honorary Recorder of Maidstone            

2009-2015 - Judicial member, Parole Board

2007 - Circuit Judge

2007 - ACAS Arbitrator

2004-2006 - Chairman, LTA Appeals Committee

2004-2007 - Chairman, ICC Drugs Appeal Tribunal

2003 – Mediator Accreditation, CIArb

2002 - CIArb, Panel of Sports Arbitrators

2000 - Sports Disputes Resolution Panel (now Sport Resolutions)

2000 – President Mental Health Review Tribunal

1997 – Recorder

1999-2007 – Committee Member, Bar Sports Law Group

1992 – FCIArb

1992 – Assistant Recorder

1977-2007 – Barrister Member of Devereux Chambers


Law and the Business of Sport - (Butterworths – 1998)

Sport: Law and Practice (Contributor) - (Butterworths – 2003), (Tottel – 2008), (3rd Ed Bloomsbury – 2013)

Various articles for New Law Journal, Commercial Lawyer, Employment Law Briefing, Sport and the Law Journal and Sports Law Bulletin.

Personal Interests

Skydiving, triathlon, golf, blues harmonica, wood turning.