Sir Michael Burton GBE
JUDGE OF ADGM COURTS
Sir Michael Burton was appointed a Judge of the Queen’s Bench Division of the High Court of England and Wales in 1998, where he sat until 2016, thereafter continuing to sit part time. He was nominated to be a Judge of the Administrative Court and of the Employment Appeal Tribunal in 1999, also sitting in the Chancery Division and in the Court of Appeal (Criminal Division). In 2007 he was nominated to be a Judge of the Commercial Court, where he sat most regularly, and of the Technical and Construction Court. As President of the Employment Appeal Tribunal from 2002 to 2005, he was responsible for substantial reforms and changes to that Court’s rules and procedures, and he was from 2000 to 2017 Chairman of the Central Arbitration Committee, the industrial court. He was until 2018 President of the Investigatory Powers Tribunal, having been Vice-President from 2000-2013. Since 2017 he has been Chairman of the Disciplinary and Appeal Tribunal of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors. He has acted as a commercial arbitrator and as a mediator. He was Treasurer of Gray’s Inn in 2012. He was appointed a Knight Grand Cross of the Order of the British Empire in 2019 for services to the rule of law.