Mr Justice Dove was called to the Bar at Inner Temple in 1986 and was a member of the Planning and Environment Bar association, the Administrative Bar association and the Compulsory Purchase association. Prior to taking silk, he served on the Panel of Junior Counsel to the Crown (Treasury Council) in the Provinces. He sat as an Immigration Judge, Recorder in the Crown and County Courts, Deputy High Court Judge and occasional inspector for Town and Village Green inquiries until he was appointed as a High Court Judge of the Queen’s Bench Division (now the King’s Bench Division) on 1 October 2014.
Mr Justice Dove is a Bencher at the Inner Temple and from 2013-2014 was an Honorary Professor of Law at Birmingham University. In September 2016 he was made an Honorary Fellow of St Catherine’s College, Oxford.