Chief Registrar Briggs was called to the Bar by Lincoln’s Inn in 1994. He had a busy practice as a barrister at the Chancery Bar specialising in the law of insolvency and company law. He was a member of the Insolvency Lawyer’s Association, the Chancery Bar Association and the business recovery association, R3. He was appointed to the Attorney-General’s panel in 1999 and became a Deputy Bankruptcy Registrar in 2007. He was appointed a full-time Bankruptcy Registrar in 2015 and in 2017 appointed Chief Bankruptcy Registrar.
He is a member of the LexisNexis Rescue and Insolvency Consulting Editorial Board, the general editor of Tolley’s Insolvency Law and Insolvency Legislation Annotations and Commentary. He is also the consultant editor of the Bankruptcy and Personal Insolvency Law Reports, and a co-author of the Modern Law of Meetings (2013) and Insolvency and the Enterprise Act 2002.