Mr Timothy George Christie Becker

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Barrister Status:
Self Employed
Called:
Jul 1992
Inn:
Middle Temple
Hearing type:
Disciplinary Tribunal (3 person)
Decision date
22/09/2020
Breach details:
Professional misconduct, contrary to Core Duty 5 of the BSB Handbook (3rd Edition)
Offence details:

Timothy Becker, a self-employed barrister and BSB regulated person, behaved in a way which was likely to diminish the trust and confidence which the public places in him or in the profession, in that Timothy Becker, on 18 August 2018, acting for the defendant in civil proceedings under the public access scheme, sent an e-mail to the claimant in those proceedings, in which Timothy Becker suggested to the claimant that the Deputy District Judge in those proceedings, who happened to be female and Asian, had only secured her position as a result of “positive discrimination” in the judicial recruitment process.

Sanction:
Reprimanded and Fined in the sum of £750
Status:
Final