Mr Justice Burton (President)
MR JUSTICE BURTON (PRESIDENT)
Mr Justice Burton was first a Scholar at Eton College and then at Balliol College, Oxford, where he read Classics and then Law, obtaining his MA: he was a lecturer in law at Balliol from 1970 to 1973.
He was called to the Bar in 1970, became a QC in 1984, and was appointed a High Court Judge in 1998.
had a busy commercial practice in the Queen's Bench Division, Chancery Division, Commercial Court and Employment Courts, in a wide variety of fields of Law.
He was Head of Littleton Chambers from 1991 to 1998.
appeared as Counsel not only in the UK and Luxembourg, but also in Hong Kong, Singapore, Bermuda, Brunei and the United States.
He sat for a number of years as a Deputy High Court Judge in the Queen's Bench and Chancery Divisions, and as an arbitrator and mediator
Since his appointment as a High Court Judge he has sat in Queen's Bench and Chancery Divisions, Commercial Court Administrative Court, Family Division, Revenue List and the Employment Appeal Tribunal, of which he was President from October 2002 to December 2005, and remains a nominated judge.
Mr Justice Burton was Chairman of the High Court Judges Association from 2010-11 and Treasurer of Gray's Inn in 2012.
He has been since 2000 the Chairman of the Central Arbitration Committee pursuant to the Employment Relations Act 1999 and is an Honorary Fellow of Goldsmiths' College, University of London.
He was Vice President of the Investigatory Powers Tribunal from its inception in 2000 before being appointed as its President in October 2013.
MR JUSTICE SALES (VICE PRESIDENT)
Philip Sales is a judge of the High Court
of Justice, Chancery Division.
was called to the Bar in 1985 and served as a Recorder from 1999 to 2008.
He was appointed First Treasury Junior Counsel (Common Law) in 1997 and (upon becoming a QC in 2006) became First Treasury Counsel (Common Law).
served in that post until he
was appointed to the High Court
Bench in 2008.
He is currently Deputy Chairman of the Boundary Commission for England and a member of the Panel of Chairmen at the Competition Appeal Tribunal.
He was appointed as Vice President of the Investigatory Powers Tribunal on 24 February 2014.