Stanley Burnton

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Sir Stanley Jeffrey Burnton (born 25 October 1942) is a British lawyer and former Lord Justice of Appeal.

Burnton was educated at Hackney Downs Grammar School and St Edmund Hall, Oxford, where he read Jurisprudence. He was called to the bar (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.[1] He was appointed a High Court judge on 19 July 2000,[2] receiving the customary knighthood, and assigned to the Queen's Bench Division. He was promoted, being named a Lord Justice of Appeal on 21 April 2008.[3]

Burnton is an Honorary Fellow of St Edmund Hall, Oxford.[4]


  1. ^ "Court of Appeal—Retirement of Lord Justice Burnton" (Press release). Ministry of Justice. 25 October 2012. Retrieved 26 October 2012. 
  2. ^ The London Gazette: no. 55921. p. 8103. 24 July 2000.
  3. ^ The London Gazette: no. 58679. p. 6384. 25 April 2008.
  4. ^ St Edmund Hall, Oxford