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This profile was last updated on 12/31/13  and contains information from public web pages.

Mr. Justice Michael Burton

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Vice President

Investigatory Powers Tribunal

Employment History

  • President
    Investigatory Powers Tribunal
  • President
    Employment Appeal Tribunal
  • President and Vice President
  • Judge
    High Court
  • President
  • High Court Judge

Board Memberships and Affiliations

95 Total References
Web References
Public Law Project, 31 Dec 2013 [cached]
Mr Justice Burton was recently appointed President of the Investigatory Powers Tribunal, which deals with complaints about serveillance, and is the The IPT is the only Tribunal to whom complaints about the Intelligence Services can be directed.
Civil Appeals - 9781908013217 - SWEET & MAXWELL, 29 Sept 2013 [cached]
Offers a comprehensive review by specialist practitioners of the law and practice of appeals in individual subject areas, including Employment, Immigration, Family Law, Elections, Tax, Social Security, Planning and Rating and Intellectual Property Provides detailed coverage of applications to the European Court of Justice, for Preliminary Rulings
Mr Justice Burton was called to the Bar in 1970, became a QC in 1984, practising in a wide variety of fields of Law, and has been a High Court Judge since 1998, sitting in the Queen's Bench and Chancery Divisions, Commercial Court, Administrative Court, Family Division, Revenue List and the Employment Appeal Tribunal, from 2002 to 2005 as President. He is Chairman of the CAC and Vice-President of the Investigatory Powers Tribunal. He was Treasurer of Gray's Inn in 2012.
Keynote Speaker - Mr Justice ... [cached]
Keynote Speaker - Mr Justice Burton, Royal Courts of Justice
Mr Justice Burton (Sir Michael 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. He 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. He 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 in 1998, he has sat in the 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. He is, and has been since 2000, the Chairman of the Central Arbitration Committee (pursuant to the Employment Relations Act 1999) and is President of the Regulation of Investigatory Powers Tribunal (Vice-President 2000-2013). Until January 2011 he was Chairman of the High Court Judges Association. He was Treasurer of Gray's Inn in 2012 and is a Bencher. He has stood for Parliament (in 1974) and is a Fellow of Eton College and an Hon Fellow of Goldsmiths College, London University
He has published articles and was a contributor to Bullen, Leake and Jacob on Civil Pleadings. He is editor of Civil Appeals (Second Edition published in 2013 by Sweet & Maxwell).
He has four daughters and seven grandchildren.
Liberty wins key case on telephone tapping and covert surveillance, 23 Jan 2003 [cached]
Lord Justice Mummery and Mr Justice Burton, The President and Vice-President of the Tribunal gave a judgement which quashes rules made by the Home Secretary which forced the Tribunal always and in all circumstances to have its hearings in private.In future the Tribunal will be able to hear some parts of some cases in public, allow the complainant and his or lawyers to be present at some hearings and give reasons for its decisions.
international arbitration law, 10 Sept 2011 [cached]
Mr Justice Burton, a Judge of the High Court who has given a number of recent judgments in this area, acted as Chair.
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