Lands Chamber President
Mr Justice Holgate was appointed as President of the Lands Chamber in the Upper Tribunal in January 2016 and Planning Liaison Judge in February 2017.
He was called to the Bar in 1978. He was a member of the Supplementary Panel of Junior Counsel to the Crown (1986-1997) and Standing Junior Counsel to the Inland Revenue in Rating and Valuation (1990-97). His practice included planning, environment law, compulsory purchase and compensation, rating law and property law. He was appointed a QC in 1997 and admitted to the Hong Kong Bar in 2001. He became a Bencher of the Middle Temple in 2004. He was a Recorder (2002-14) and a Deputy High Court Judge (2008-14). He became a High Court Judge in the Queen’s Bench Division in December 2014. He is nominated to hear “significant cases” in the Planning Court and also to sit in the Administrative Court.