High Court, Lord of Appeal – Sir Stanley Burnton, QC was born in 1942 and was educated at Hackney Downs Grammar School and St Edmund Hall, Oxford, where he read Jurisprudence. He was called to the Bar by Middle Temple in 1965 and was made a Bencher in 1991. He was appointed as Queen’s Counsel in 1982, and was a Recorder from 1994 to 2000. He became a Judge of the High Court of Justice, Queen’s Bench Division, in 2000 and a Lord Justice of Appeal in 2008.Lord Justice Burnton is an Honorary Fellow of St Edmund Hall, Oxford.


Sir Stanley Burnton

Sir Stanley Burnton (70) was called to the Bar (M) in 1965 and took silk in 1982, he became a Bencher in 1991. He was appointed a Recorder in 1994, a High Court Judge (Queen’s Bench Division) in 2000 and as a Legal Member of the Special Immigration Appeals Commission in 2002. He served on the Civil Justice Council between 2004 and 2012, and was a Judicial Member of Her Majesty’s Court Service Board between 2008 and 2009. He was appointed Lord Justice of Appeal in 2008.

Lord Burnton gave a lecture on the Internationalisation of English Law –



4th November 2015: –

The Prime Minister has approved the appointment of The Right Honourable Sir Stanley Burnton as Interception of Communications Commissioner.

The responsibility of the Commissioner is to keep under review the issue of interception warrants and the adequacy of the arrangements for ensuring the product of interception is properly handled.

The Commissioner is also responsible for overseeing the interception of prisoners’ communications in establishments in England, Wales and Northern Ireland (on a non-statutory basis) and keeping under review directions issued by the Secretary of State under Section 94 of the Telecommunications Act 1984 (also on a non-statutory basis).

The Commissioner is under a duty to report on his work to the Prime Minister on a 6-month basis.  Read more…..