This is an article about Lord Justice Sir Peter Coulson. He is a well known figure associated with the construction Adjudication process having worked as a barrister and a judge in the Technology and Construction courts and published a book on Adjudication.
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So this is just a mini biography on Lord Justice Sir Peter Coulson concentrating on his education and career.
He was born Peter David William Coulson 31 March 1958. He was educated at Lord Wandsworth College in Hampshire where he was a foundationer.
Coulson read English Literature and Law at the University of Keele in Staffordshire.
He formally qualified as a barrister (was called to the bar) at Gray’s Inn in 1982.
After joining Keating chambers in 1983 he over 20 years working as a barrister at the Construction and Commercial Bar, taking Silk (which means being appointed a Queens counsel) in 2001.
Coulson became a part-time judge (a Recorder) in 2002.
He was appointed as senior circuit court judge to the Technology and Construction Court, in 2004 and Master of the Bench by Gray’s in 2006.
Coulson was appointed a judge of the High Court of Justice (Queen’s Bench Division, Now Kings Bench Division) in the Technology & Construction Court from 2008 until 2018.
In 2018 the was appointed to the Court of Appeal.
Coulson wrote ‘Coulson on Construction Adjudication‘ which at the time of writing was on its fourth addition published in 2018. Because he left the Technology & Construction Court in 2018 we are guessing (perhaps incorrectly) that this would be the last edition ?
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We thought we would briefly cover Lord Justice Sir Peter Coulson as he is a name that pops up frequently in Adjudication cases.
And of course he would, being a circuit and high court judge in the Technology and Construction Court from 2004-2018 and having published a well known book on Adjudication. If there is anyone that knows adjudication its going to be him.
Its interesting to look at the career of a Court of Appeal Judge from school to their present position very close to the top of the Legal profession. Coulson’s career contrasts nicely with Robert Fendwick Elliot who entered private practice as a solicitor instead of becoming a judge. However their paths must have intersected frequently.