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Michael Burton
British judge

Michael Burton

Michael Burton
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Intro British judge
Is Judge
From United Kingdom
Field Law
Gender male
Birth 12 November 1946
Age 75 years
Star sign Scorpio
Education
Eton College
Balliol College
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Biography

Sir Michael John Burton GBE Kt QC (born 12 November 1946 ), styled Mr Justice Burton, is a former judge in the High Court of England and Wales. He was the President of the Investigatory Powers Tribunal between October 2013 and September 2018, having been Vice-President since its inception in 2000, the Chair of the Central Arbitration Committee for over 17 years (2000 to 2017) and the former President of the Employment Appeal Tribunal (2002–2005), which was reformed under his presidency.

He was educated at Eton College and Balliol College, Oxford.

Prior to his judicial appointment, in 1998, he was head of Littleton Chambers (1991–1998). He was appointed QC in 1984.

Until January 2011 Burton was Chairman of the High Court Judges Association and served as Treasurer of Gray's Inn in 2012.

He is a widower with four daughters and ten grandchildren The Trust.

He was appointed Knight Grand Cross of the Order of the British Empire (GBE) in the 2019 Birthday Honours.

Michael is the figurehead of the Investigatory Powers Tribunal since its inception in 2000 and has played a pivotal role in the UK’s world-leading oversight of its security and intelligence agencies. He is an experienced QC and latterly a judge of the High Court. He has ruled on landmark cases that have had a considerable impact on the landscape of investigatory powers. He has adapted the Tribunal to deal with new, wide-ranging counter-terrorism powers. As a result of his work, there have been tangible improvements in how authorities operate to ensure that they are working within the law

He founded the Corinne Burton Memorial Trust in 1992 in memory of his late wife and for the past 26 years the Trust has funded art therapy for cancer patients as well as providing support for students wanting to pursue this field. Most notably, he has set up a scholarship fund at Goldsmith’s College, London University which is awarded every year to a student who wishes to study art psychotherapy with a focus on cancer care. As Chair of the Trust, he maintains an active role in its funding projects, outreach activities and strategic direction.

The contents of this page are sourced from Wikipedia article on 29 Jul 2020. The contents are available under the CC BY-SA 4.0 license.
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