Julia Dias is a graduate of Cambridge University in 1981 with a triple 1st in law. She joined 7KBW in 1985 as their first female tenant and rapidly acquired a formidable reputation as a leading commercial junior before taking a career break in 1998. She returned to practice in 2003 and took silk in 2008. She is also a member of the Gibraltar Bar (called 1994).
Julia's principal areas of practice are in arbitration, shipping and international trade, insurance and reinsurance, including associated jurisdiction disputes and injunctions, although she has wide experience of commercial disputes generally. Julia is a co-author of the new edition of Carver on Charterparties (published April 2017), to which she contributed the chapter on Time Charters.
Julia was appointed as a Deputy High Court Judge in 2018. She also sits as an arbitrator and is available to accept appointments both in England and abroad. She is a member of the LCIA and CIArb and a supporting member of the LMAA. Julia is a qualified mediator and has successfully mediated in her field of expertise.
Julia is conversationally fluent in French and competent in Russian with a working knowledge of Italian and a basic understanding of German.