High Court: Retirement of The Honourable Sir Michael John Burton

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The Honourable Sir Michael Burton retires from the High Court (Queen’s Bench) with effect from 13 November 2016.

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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.



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