Masters of the Bench
The Rt Hon Sir Stanley Burnton
Full Title: The Rt Hon Sir Stanley BurntonCategory: Ordinary Bencher
Bench Call Date: 13.6.1991
Call Date: 9.2.1965
Stanley Burnton retired from the Court of Appeal in 2012). Called in 1965, he practised as a commercial lawyer, and took Silk in 1982. He was a Recorder and sat as a Deputy High Court Judge in the Chancery Division from 1994 until his appointment to the High Court Bench in July 2000. From 2007-2009 he was the Judge in charge of Modernisation, IT and the Court Estate. On his retirement he returned to his former chambers, One Essex Court, to practise as an arbitrator. In November 2015 he was appointed as the Interception of Communications Commissioner. He was Treasurer of Middle Temple in 2010.
He is chairman of the British and Irish Legal Information Institute (BAILII), a trustee of the British Institute of International and Comparative Law, and a member of its audit committee. He is also the President of the Slynn Foundation (slynn-foundation.org), which provides support and judicial training internationally on the Rule of Law and Human Rights.
Stanley Burnton is an Honorary Fellow of St Edmund Hall, Oxford, and a Visiting Professor of Queen Mary College, London.