Sir Andrew Leggatt was appointed by the Lord Chancellor, Lord Irvine, on 18 May 2000 to undertake a wide-ranging, independent review of tribunals. Sir Andrew has been Chief Surveillance Commissioner since 1998.
He retired from the Court of Appeal in 1997, having been appointed a Lord Justice of Appeal in 1990.
Born on 8 November 1930, Sir Andrew was educated at Eton and King's College, Cambridge. He was called to the Bar (Inner Temple) in 1954, and made a Bencher in 1976. Sir Andrew was appointed Queen's Counsel in 1972. His first judicial appointment was as a Recorder from 1974 to 1982, when he was appointed a High Court Judge in the Queen's Bench Division assigned to the Commercial List.
Sir Andrew was Chairman of the Bar (1981-82), and a member of the Top Salaries Review Body from 1979 to 1982.