Sir Timothy Fancourt was called to the Bar by Lincoln’s Inn in 1987. Following a chancery pupillage in Lincoln’s Inn, he started practice specialising in real property and landlord and tenant law. In 1996 he was elected to the Bar Council of England and Wales. He took Silk in 2003 and was appointed as a Recorder (Crime) in 2009. In 2012 he became chairman of the Chancery Bar Association. He was appointed a Deputy High Court Judge in 2013 and as a High Court Judge assigned to the Chancery Division in 2017. With effect from 1 August 2019 he was appointed as the President of the Upper Tribunal (Lands Chamber).