The Queen has been pleased to approve the appointment of Tribunal Judge Peter Richard Lane to be a Justice of the High Court with effect from 2 October 2017 consequential to the retirement of Sir Michael Burton.
The Lord Chief Justice will assign Tribunal Judge Peter Richard Lane to the Queen’s Bench Division.
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Tribunal Judge Peter Richard Lane, aged 64, will be known as The Honourable Mr Justice Lane. He was admitted as a Solicitor in 1985. He was appointed as a fee-paid Immigration Adjudicator in 1996, as a salaried Immigration Adjudicator in 2001, as a Vice President of the Immigration Appeal Tribunal in 2003 (becoming a Senior Immigration Judge in 2005 and a Judge of the Upper Tribunal in 2008), as a legal member of the Special Immigration Appeals Commission in 2005 and as President of the General Regulatory Chamber in 2014. He is authorised to sit as a Deputy High Court Judge.
Sir Michael Burton (70) was called to the Bar (G) in 1970, took Silk in 1984 and was elected a Bencher in 1993 and was Treasurer of the Inn in 2012: he was Chairman of the High Court Judges Association 2010-11. He was appointed an Assistant Recorder in 1985, a Recorder in 1989, a Deputy High Court Judge in 1994 and a Judge of the High Court (Queen’s Bench) in 1998. He was appointed a Judge of the Employment Appeal Tribunal in 1999, President of the Interception of Communications Tribunal and Vice President of the Investigatory Powers Tribunal in 2000 and a Legal Member of the Special Immigration Appeals Commission in 2002. He was a Judge of the Commercial Court from 2006. He was appointed Chairman of the Central Arbitration Committee in 2000. He was the President of the Employment Appeal Tribunal from 2002 to 2005 and appointed President of the Investigatory Powers Tribunal in 2013, and is continuing in this role.