Senior President of Tribunals, Sir Jeremy Sullivan

Biography of the Senior President of Tribunals

Sir Jeremy Sullivan has specialised in administrative law throughout his career as an advocate and a judge. His main areas of practice at the bar were Administrative, Local Government, Parliamentary, Planning and Environmental Law. He took silk in 1982 and was Attorney-General to HRH the Prince of Wales from 1994 to 1997, when he was appointed as a Judge of the High Court, Queen’s Bench Division, and nominated as one of the Judges in the Administrative Court.

As Chairman of the Tribunals Committee of the Judicial Studies Board from 1999 to 2007 he gave evidence to the Leggatt Inquiry, and was closely involved in the evolution of the new UK Tribunal system. From 2004-2009 he was Deputy Chairman of the Parliamentary Boundary Commission for England, which presented its Fifth Periodical Report in 2006. He was Chairman of a Working Group which published a report “Ensuring access to environmental justice in England and Wales” in May 2008. In January 2009 he was appointed a Lord Justice of Appeal. He succeeded Lord Carnwath as Senior President of Tribunals in June 2012.

When not judging, he is to be found driving a steam engine.