Michael Burton (judge)

Sir Michael John Burton GBE QC (born 12 November 1946 [1]), styled Mr Justice Burton, is a judge in the High Court of England and Wales.[2] He is President of the Investigatory Powers Tribunal,[3] Chairman of the Central Arbitration Committee.[4] and former President of the Employment Appeal Tribunal (2002–2005),[5][6][7] which was reformed under his presidency.[8]

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 nine grandchildren and Trustee of the Corinne Burton Memorial Trust, set up as a memorial to his late wife. The Trust raises funds for the education and placement of Art Therapists.

He was appointed Knight Grand Cross of the Order of the British Empire (GBE) in the 2019 Birthday Honours.[9]


  1. ^ Senior Judiciary – High Court Queen's Bench Division Archived 2012-07-28 at WebCite, Judiciary of England and Wales. Retrieved 2012-01-24.
  2. ^ Senior Judiciary list Archived 2012-07-28 at WebCite, Judiciary of England and Wales. Retrieved 2012-01-24.
  3. ^ The Investigatory Powers Tribunal – Sir Michael Burton (President). Ipt-uk.com (2011-09-19). Retrieved on 2012-11-27.
  4. ^ Members of the. CAC. Retrieved on 2012-11-27.
  5. ^ https://www.judiciary.gov.uk/announcements/high-court-judge-appointment-queens-bench-division-lane/
  6. ^ https://www.judiciary.gov.uk/announcements/high-court-retirement-of-the-honourable-sir-michael-john-burton/
  7. ^ https://www.gov.uk/government/people/michael-burton
  8. ^ Burton, M. (2005). "The Employment Appeal Tribunal: October 2002 – July 2005". Industrial Law Journal. 34 (4): 273. doi:10.1093/indlaw/dwi021.
  9. ^ "No. 62666". The London Gazette (Supplement). 8 June 2019. p. B7.
Michael Burton

Michael, Micky or Mike Burton may refer to:

Michael Burton (diplomat) (born 1937), British diplomat

Michael Burton (judge) (born 1946), judge of the High Court of England and Wales

Michael Burton (American football) (born 1992), NFL player

Michael Burton (academic), psychologist and professor at the University of York

Michael G. Burton, astronomer

Micky Burton (born 1969), English professional footballer

Mike Burton (politician) (born 1941), American politician in Oregon

Mike Burton (rugby union) (born 1945), former English rugby union footballer

Mike Burton (swimmer) (born 1947), American swimmer

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